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 07-29-2012, 03:13 PM #1 Richie2k6 Smooth Like Butter     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: The Terrordome Team: Nuggets Posts: 9,906 A little thinking game.. I counted 40
 07-29-2012, 03:17 PM #2 TheSilentKiller NBA Legend     Join Date: Jan 2011 Location: Everywhere Posts: 15,738 Re: A little thinking game.. I only got 36, but I did it kind of fast. EDIT: Just saw 4 more, making my total 40
 07-29-2012, 03:17 PM #3 RaininTwos Betrayed     Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Toronto Posts: 5,227 Re: A little thinking game.. I'm stuck at 35
 07-29-2012, 03:20 PM #4 Richie2k6 Smooth Like Butter     Join Date: Mar 2007 Location: The Terrordome Team: Nuggets Posts: 9,906 Re: A little thinking game.. not sure what the actual answer is.. I wonder if there's more than 40?
 07-29-2012, 03:22 PM #5 DaHeezy College star     Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 3,807 Re: A little thinking game.. 34
 07-29-2012, 03:30 PM #6 LEFT4DEAD ISH' Muslim Community     Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: In your head! Posts: 2,458 Re: A little thinking game.. The answer is 40.
 07-29-2012, 03:35 PM #7 Meticode Cavaliers Fan ® 1997     Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 31,906 Re: A little thinking game.. 40! Must look between the lines.
 07-29-2012, 03:39 PM #8 Faptastrophe Rivalries Never Die     Join Date: Dec 2011 Location: LV Posts: 3,569 Re: A little thinking game.. 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.
 07-29-2012, 03:40 PM #9 LEFT4DEAD ISH' Muslim Community     Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: In your head! Posts: 2,458 Re: A little thinking game..
07-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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Re: A little thinking game..

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nice .. I missed the last 'big ones'

 07-29-2012, 03:46 PM #11 AK47DR91   Posts: n/a Re: A little thinking game.. Oh, I missed the four 3x3 squares. No wonder I could only get 36.
 07-29-2012, 03:54 PM #12 The Macho Man Randy Savage     Join Date: Apr 2011 Location: Head Game Al Snow Posts: 33,731 Re: A little thinking game.. How are the L shaped tetris things squares? COME ON
07-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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Re: A little thinking game..

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 Originally Posted by The Macho Man How are the L shaped tetris things squares? COME ON

 07-29-2012, 07:41 PM #14 Myth NBA Legend and Hall of Famer     Join Date: Jul 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 23,940 Re: A little thinking game.. I counted 40 when I saw this on Facebook.
07-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #15
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Re: A little thinking game..

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 Originally Posted by Faptastrophe 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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