# How Many Squares Do You See? [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in
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This one"s for the Smarty-Pants I-A-Bers--how many squares are there in this diagram.
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Female 16
Looks like 40 to me
Female 2
40
Male 23
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Male 192
"Don`t forget the white one around the outside."

Oh yeah, but surely you could also count the exteriors and interiors of each thick line as separate lines, therefore something like doubling the number of squares?
Male 42
40
Male 2,516
@everyone who says "the white one outside" counts, if that`s true then the white ones inside the black lines count too.
Male 987
41

Don`t forget the white one around the outside.
Male 201
It`s definitely 40. Imagine first the two middle "out of place" squares are not there. There are 16 1X1 squares, 9 2X2 squares, 4 3X3 squares, and 1 4X4 square; so 30 squares total. Add in the two middle squares (32) and the way they sit making 4 smaller squares out of each one for 8 extra squares total: giving us 40 squares.
Male 5
40
Female 1,589
Got up to 38.
Male 325
All of them
Male 409
38
Male 4,239
only 19
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not a square
Male 683
32?
Male 1,931
36?
Male 2,855
41, the big white square counts too
Male 1,397
25?
Male 42
40
Male 191
16
Male 329
40.
Male 224
104,200...I think it`s time I did something about the resolution on this monitor.
Male 406
lol just tilted my screen back and now i just don`t know!
Male 406
about 67 if you don`t only count rectangles... else it think 43 but it don`t want to recount so don`t really know!
Male 1,526
I`m with RoboPatton on this.
Male 2
43
Male 833
40
Female 99
i can only see 31
Male 2,424
A LOT
Male 10
40
Male 766
40
Male 369
I love you and your geeky ways. paperduck...
Male 161
dude, seriously?
Male 6,737
poo`s so old.
Male 391
It`s 40.
Male 11,739
1,486
Male 1,745
Number Of squares in n × n grid is
= 1^2 + 2^2 + ... + n^2
= n(n+ 1)(2n + 1)/6

Here we have a 4x4 grid and two 2x2 grids therefore n=4 and n=2. Substituting for n=4, 4(4+1)(2(4) + 1)/6 = 30 and for n=2, 2*(2(2+1)(2(2) + 1)/6) = 10.

30 + 10 = 40
Female 1
I got 44 (:
Male 3,631
Ok, 36.
Male 3,631
How many members of I-A-B are there again?
Male 3,631
Oops - 27
Male 3,631
26
Male 6,227
40. Or, if you wanna be a bit of a wiseguy and count the 1 pixel-wide white border around the whole thing as an additional square, 41.
Male 3,431
41. The extra one is the white square bordering the black square around the perimeter of the image.
Male 9
Normal picture: 40 squares,
Tilting the monitor back: 69,
Counting ALL squares: (40 ) + (*psm),

{*psm = pixels sequentially arranged into squares from photo on the given monitor.}
Male 3,310
four tea
Male 241
Tilt the screen back.....
Male 3
I got 46.
Male 309
Just realize I missed the 2x2 in the centre. 40.
Male 309
I count 39.
Male 191
1: the nerd behind the screen counting
Male 15,832
Yeah, it`s 40.
Male 12,138
Yep, I got 40 squares. Some of you guys getting more than that, sure you`re not counting rectangles?
Male 75
26.
Female 85
36
Male 49
36, so far.
Male 40,751
7? Jupiter? eleventeen!
Am I even close?
Male 700
24
Male 39,913

How are you getting 48?
Male 58
I`m getting 48.
Male 639
40?
Male 2,510
42 if you include the whole separate square that it makes in the middle.
Male 2,510
yeah....its 41. the the whole thing is a square.
Female 52
(1008 x 630) + 40 squares because this is a jpeg and it`s made of tiny square pixels.
Male 39,913

From largest to smalles...
1 - 4x4
4 - 3x3
9 - 2x2
18- single cubes 2 of which are made up of 2x2 mini-cubes
8 - mini cubes

I count 40. what`d I miss?
Male 11
i get 40
Male 907
49, the 16 regular squares, the 8 odd ones in the middle, 2 two by twos made from the odd ones, 18 two by twos six each going top left to right, bottom left to right, center left to right, 4 three by threes starting at each corner, and 1 big one.
Male 1,674
i only see 20 on account of being blind in one eye.
Male 168
Oh and 72 squares
Male 96
looks like 40
Male 168
SEX.
Male 2,516
40!
Male 1,949
41, if you include the guy who posted this...
Male 884
oops 40
Male 884
39
Male 9,762
Marksman

HAHAHAHAHA.

The only people who write "sex" in all caps are people who aren`t having it.
Female 2,761
31
Female 362
I got 40 as well. 18 1x1, 8 .5x.5, 9 2x2, 4 3x3 and 1 4x4.
Male 5,164
i can see 16 clean squares the others have lines inside.
Male 768
40
Male 187
So busy having sex that you paused mid stroke to comment on here? Well I hope she`s enjoying it, give her one from me.
Male 154
I would count them, but I am too busy having SEX. This is why nerds were invented....if you counted them, you know who you are.
Male 8
40? correct me if I`m wrong
Male 187
Wow, these comments are moving fast
Male 187
40
Male 83
40
Male 1,268
Was curious how people were getting 36 instead of 40. Thanks for explaining HolyGod. Did everyone else who got 36 skip the 2x2 squares on the edges but not the corners? 28,30,32,34 in ted`s diagram.
Male 186
26
Male 9,762
S.hit

Plus 2x2 at each side: 4

Good call.
Female 152
NO 40! forgot the frame!
Female 152
39?
Male 303
Damn it, did it wrong. 40.
Male 76
I count 40
Male 9,762
Ya I have 36

Each grid square: 16
2 overlaid squares: 2
The 4 squares that make each overlaid square: 8
The perimeter:1
2x2 in each corner:4
3x3 in each corner:4
2x2 in the center:1

Let me know what I`m missing....
Male 38
31
Male 303
I count 48.
Male 3,285
Oh and SPOILER!!!!:

Male 1,084
Just one, the square that posted this..
Male 772
There are 40 squares
Male 9,762
36?

hmmmm. Double checking now....
Male 133
36?
Male 3,285
Then you have the 10 squares created by the 2 smaller inner squares.
Female 6,381
34 at first go round.
Male 2,552
I count 43... did I win?
Male 3,285
There are 30 in a 4 by 4 square minus the others that are created by the 2 smaller inner squares.
Male 20,909
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