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How many squares

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How many squares do you see in the image.

Seen this on some ones bakebook and people were getting all sorts of answers

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in before thread of the year

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33

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24

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26 actually

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26

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Scrap 33, its 40.

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i got 40 but some dude got 44, he may have been a skeg head

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scrap 26..i forgot to count the whole thing as a square

Final answer 27

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36

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wait, the whole thing being a square means it should be an odd number, right? assuming all the other numbers you count are even, which they should be judging by the symmetry of the picture

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no... 40

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28

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no its 40 to me again

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nah there is an odd number of 2x2 squares

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so is there a correct answer?

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pavlovs dogtoday @ 4:56 p.m.
nah there is an odd number of 2x2 squares

Yip. So an even total.

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40

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now im seeing 31...this is a headfuck

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Seems the length is slightly more then the breadth, so they're all actually rectangles and there are zero squares.

I win.

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Is there an answer?

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1 4x4
4 3x3
9 2x2
18 1x1 (including the 2 offset)
8 1/4 x 1/4
=40

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Gherkin makes much sense!

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I'm actually more impressed by the clear way he explained his answer than the actual answer itself.

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but ruins the fun for everybody else.... like sheep in his headlights

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If anyone needs any help with their wee homework yous can just send me a wee PM and gherks will sort it for ye.

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I've to tell teacher in the morning how the magnetic field acts on a super conductor magnet, when cooled to almost kelvin using liquid nitrogen and what effect that can have on other magnets inside the magnetic field of the super conductor

shit PM

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slightly related, two perfectly round circles - i.imgur.com/GwhKD.jpg

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