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How Many Squares Do You See In This Image?

You might not know this, but you need to exercise your brain just like any other part of your body to keep it in tip-top shape. A fun way to keep your brain in shape is with brainteasers! Check this fun one out below and let us know, how many squares do you see?

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Before we begin, let’s talk about why these brainteasers are so vital for your wellbeing. Did you know that keeping your brain challenged and doing puzzles like these will promote brain elasticity and memory retention? More and more people are realizing how important it is to keep the brain healthy, just like any other part of the body. You need to feed it with challenges, water it with puzzles, and exercise it with games, optical illusions, and brainteasers. Just like this one we have for you today!

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To get started, all you have to do is look at the picture below. Take your time, and try to figure out the best answer to this brainteaser. How many squares do you see in the image below?

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How many squares do you see?

The main thing to keep in mind is that not everything is as it seems. Our brain likes to overlook certain aspects of images and remove certain information if we focus too hard on one thing. So, take your time, and look away from the image for a few moments. Start over a few times and see if you can spot ones that you might have missed previously.

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If you are not quite sure about your answer, don’t worry! It’s good to ask questions and second-guess yourself sometimes. That just means you are keeping your mind open for possibilities! Maybe by removing the colors from the squares it will help to see the answer more clearly.

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Now how many squares do you see? Did having the image changed to monochrome help? Okay, let’s take a look at the answer and see if you got it right!

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The answer is…11! Did you get it correct? If you want to see all the squares in the image, the picture below should tell you everything you need to know. Which ones were the trickiest for you to find?

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If you did well with that puzzle, or if you want to try another one, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at this image from Playbuzz, and let us know how many squares do you see in this tricky challenge?

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At first glance, this one seems simple enough. However, the longer you look at it, the more squares you will notice. This one may take you bit longer to solve than the previous challenge. Remember, take your time, and count ALL the squares.

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We have the solution ready for you, if you are done trying to solve this super difficult problem.

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The answer:

You are ready for the answer and we have it right here- the answer is: 40. Look at the grid. Eight small squares, 18 single squares, nine 2×2 squares, four 3×3 squares and 4×4  squares.

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Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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