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Old 07-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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I counted 40
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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I only got 36, but I did it kind of fast.

EDIT: Just saw 4 more, making my total 40
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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I'm stuck at 35
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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not sure what the actual answer is.. I wonder if there's more than 40?
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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34
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #6
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The answer is 40.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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40! Must look between the lines.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:39 PM   #8
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An n x n grid will have a total of n2 + (n - 1)2 + ... + 22 + 12 squares. The picture has one 4 x 4 square and two 2 x 2 squares. There are 42 + 32 + 22 + 12 = 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 30 squares in the 4 x 4, and there are 22 + 12 = 4 + 1 = 5 squares in each 2 x 2. Thus, there are a total of 30 + 2 * 5 = 40 squares.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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nice .. I missed the last 'big ones'
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #11
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Oh, I missed the four 3x3 squares. No wonder I could only get 36.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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How are the L shaped tetris things squares? COME ON
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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How are the L shaped tetris things squares? COME ON

What are you talking about?
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #14
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I counted 40 when I saw this on Facebook.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #15
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What are you talking about?

Some people mistakenly count these due to getting in the habit of counting open spaces rather than squares:

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