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Solution to a Square Puzzle from Amit

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Solution to a Square Puzzle from Amit

This morning, one of my old primary school classmate Amit Goel  from Holy Angels Convent School, sent me a small puzzle on WhatsApp.

It was in the form of a picture asking me to tell as how many squares the image contained …. it went on to tease and provoke the reader saying that 92% of the people cannot get the correct answer. The image with the question was as below:

 

Naturally, I had no choice but to give him the solution with some explanation, which I did…. .. and then thought why not share it with you all visitors too 🙂 so here is the solution for any one interested …….

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The correct simple Answer is 40 squares as below:

1 square for the outside border of the square grid (4×4)
4 squares that are 9/16th the entire size of the square grid (3×3)
9 squares that are 1/4th of the entire size of the square grid (2×2)
18 squares that are 1/16th of the entire size of the square grid (1×1)
; the 16 aligned in a grid plus the 2 that are overlaying the grid.
8 squares that are 1/64th of the entire size of the square grid (0.5×0.5)
, caused by the offset squares being bisected by the grid lines.

The individual squares in the above image are highlighted in a multi layered / animated gif image below:

 

Hope at least someone likes this

 

Please do leave a comment below for me and for the peers..

 

2 Responses

  1. Amit Goel says:

    Good explanation like a teacher

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