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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:23 AM

Take a break with a little brain game

How many squares do you see?





I counted 40.

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Reply Take a break with a little brain game (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jul 2012 OP
Mz Pip Jul 2012 #1
footinmouth Jul 2012 #2
dsc Jul 2012 #3
ohheckyeah Jul 2012 #7
Brother Buzz Jul 2012 #4
Speck Tater Jul 2012 #5
Brother Buzz Jul 2012 #10
ohheckyeah Jul 2012 #12
dsc Jul 2012 #20
Speck Tater Jul 2012 #21
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #6
TheDebbieDee Jul 2012 #8
NYC_SKP Jul 2012 #9
Broken_Hero Jul 2012 #11
Control-Z Jul 2012 #13
Brother Buzz Jul 2012 #15
JI7 Jul 2012 #14
bleever Jul 2012 #16
fishwax Jul 2012 #18
cthulu2016 Jul 2012 #17
kentuck Jul 2012 #19

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:24 AM

1. Me, too.

Is 40 the right answer?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. I get 36

One for the big square, 16 little squares, 8 tiny squares, 2 squares containing 4 tiny squares each, and then 9 2 by 2 squares (3 per row). that totals 36

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:32 AM

7. I get 36 as well. n/t

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:30 AM

4. 33?

On edit: I now count 36

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:31 AM

5. I also count 40, as follows:

 

Edit to enumerate the squares.

Consider the square to be four units on a side.

4x4 squares - 1
3x3 squares - 4
2x2 squares - 9
1x1 squares - 18 (16 in the 4x4 and 2 extras inside the grid)
half-size squares - 8

1 + 4 + 9 + 18 + 8 = 40

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:11 AM

10. Ha! I missed the 3x3 squares

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:32 AM

12. I missed the 3 x 3 squares.

duh

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

20. good job wondered what I missed

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Response to dsc (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:36 PM

21. By nature, I'm not good with details...

 

...so I have to consciously be very methodical. It comes from all my many years as a computer programmer and learning how to not miss things I would miss if I weren't being so artificially methodical.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:31 AM

6. 31?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:38 AM

8. I counted 31 as well..........

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:39 AM

9. 40 is the correct answer

 

16- 1x1
9- 2x2
4- 3x3
1- 1x1

...are 30

plus 10 due to the two "odd" sqares added in.

So, yes, 40.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:30 AM

11. Intially

I counted 31, and saw what others posted, and after 17minutes or so, came to 40. The ones that were hard to me were the bigger squares, of 3x3's....

Marty, your not thinking 4th dimensionally!!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:02 AM

13. I see 44

What is the correct answer?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:07 AM

15. No credit unless you show your work

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:05 AM

14. i keep losing track

i count something and then forget if i had already counted what i just counted.

so far i'm doing it just by looking at it without any notes.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:45 AM

16. Should we count the one who posted this?

And all of us who like this stuff?




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Response to bleever (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:52 AM

18. lol -- complete L7's

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:49 AM

17. Okay smarty pants... how many rectangles?

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:56 AM

19. 42

is what I got.

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