Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 10:48 AM

this is not really about words but many here seem very clever so i thought i would ask for your help. i counted 11 squares in this picture:

did I miss any?

did I miss any?

Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 10:48 AM

this is not really about words but many here seem very clever so i thought i would ask for your help. i counted 11 squares in this picture:

did I miss any?

did I miss any?

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 12:18 PM

I get 11, too.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 08:08 PM

From your question I suppose there should be more? I see eleven too.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 08:32 PM

thank you both.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/17/09 11:54 PM

It took a couple of tries, but I get eleven, too.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/18/09 02:46 AM

11 for me, too.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/18/09 02:50 AM

thank you all. my math skill is not much better than my english and your confirmation is appreciated.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/19/09 03:58 PM

Hi lat, are you still blocking me

PS: I get only 10, which one am I missing

PS: I get only 10, which one am I missing

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/19/09 08:07 PM

that one there.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/19/09 09:33 PM

>which one am I missing

d'oh!

(there are five(5) small, five(5) medium, and one(1) large.)

d'oh!

(there are five(5) small, five(5) medium, and one(1) large.)

eleven it is - 06/20/09 12:28 AM

Indeed.

There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

Watch out not to miscount six 2-by-2s by tagging the same one (made of four 1-by-1s) twice, counting both across and down.

There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

Watch out not to miscount six 2-by-2s by tagging the same one (made of four 1-by-1s) twice, counting both across and down.

Re: eleven it is - 06/20/09 12:30 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Indeed.

There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

Watch out not to miscount six 2-by-2s by tagging the same one (made of four 1-by-1s) twice, counting both across and down.

There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

Watch out not to miscount six 2-by-2s by tagging the same one (made of four 1-by-1s) twice, counting both across and down.

it may be a coincidence and not relevant at all but I note that your username ends in doc and this post shows the sort of attention to detail i would like to see from a medical doctor.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/21/09 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: dalehileman

I get only 10, which one am I missing

The Fourth one

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/21/09 11:21 PM

Somewhere back there in my math education, I think I remember some kind of rule about lines in relation to infinity. Isn't there one about libes not ending? If that is the case, I get 19.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/22/09 12:16 AM

Lines don't end (but libes, do; the one at Beloit College did back in the early '60s and it was replaced by a new one, but that's a whole nother story) but line segments do end. Those squares are all bounded by line segments. If you extend all those line segments to infinity you get 30 squares by my count.

Re: eleven it is - 06/22/09 02:14 AM

attention to detail i would like to see from a medical doctor. He likes puzzles, too.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/23/09 02:09 PM

I only see 7 squares. 4 in the middle, one covering the circumference of those 4, one in the top right corner, and one comprised of the middle squares, and top and right rectangles. All the rest are rectangles.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/23/09 04:40 PM

Spark: I think you probably dismiss a square if it contains other squares or rectangles. Undoubtedly there are 11 squares although I must share your concern because for some reason I count only 10

...while for obvious reasons I find it difficult to specify the one I can't find

Edited to admit sheepishly that I had missed the middle 2 x 2

.....the one Zed has described as "that one there"

...while for obvious reasons I find it difficult to specify the one I can't find

Edited to admit sheepishly that I had missed the middle 2 x 2

.....the one Zed has described as "that one there"

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/23/09 06:21 PM

as dale says, Sparkle, you are discounting the the four long (empty) rectangles and the (two respective) juxtaposed small squares; there are four sets of these which comprise the four additional squares.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/24/09 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: dalehileman

Spark: I think you probably dismiss a square if it contains other squares or rectangles. Undoubtedly there are 11 squares although I must share your concern because for some reason I count only 10

...while for obvious reasons I find it difficult to specify the one I can't find

Edited to admit sheepishly that I had missed the middle 2 x 2

.....the one Zed has described as "that one there"

...while for obvious reasons I find it difficult to specify the one I can't find

Edited to admit sheepishly that I had missed the middle 2 x 2

.....the one Zed has described as "that one there"

lol

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/25/09 02:41 AM

(emphasis added) There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

A small square in the corner of a big square still equals two squares. Four contiguous squares (touching left-right and top-bottom) equals five squares--their outer perimeter forms a square.

A small square in the corner of a big square still equals two squares. Four contiguous squares (touching left-right and top-bottom) equals five squares--their outer perimeter forms a square.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/26/09 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Jackie

(emphasis added) There are five 1-by-1 squares, five 2-by-2 squares, and one 3-by-3 square.

A small square in the corner of a big square still equals two squares. Four contiguous squares (touching left-right and top-bottom) equals five squares--their outer perimeter forms a square.

A small square in the corner of a big square still equals two squares. Four contiguous squares (touching left-right and top-bottom) equals five squares--their outer perimeter forms a square.

so are you agreeing or disagreeing, Jackie?

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/27/09 01:19 AM

With what, Sweetheart? I already said I counted eleven squares. Five plus five plus one = eleven. I was hoping to provide some enlightenment, is all.

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/27/09 01:36 AM

ah, it was the "still" in the first sentence that threw me.

nirvana!

nirvana!

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/30/09 08:30 AM

I get 12 squares in total !!!

Re: Did I miss any? - 06/30/09 08:32 AM

HaHa...got the catch...i counted the middle square, 2x2 twice....its 11 (Final)

Re: Did I miss any? - 07/01/09 03:11 AM

Ooh, K-D, you're in S-pore! I'll have to tell Bingley, whom I dragged back here for a comment on Indonesian. He'll be glad to know he has such a close neighbor (Jakarta).