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Monday's ^gentle^ brain teaser, it will leave you ^square eyed^. πŸŸ₯🟧🟨πŸŸͺ🟦🟩

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Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:11:22

Good morning virtual pupils, here is today's problem. No I don't mean those troublemakers, Gilly and Doodle! wink.
Many years ago, I had to lie flat for a couple of hours, whilst having a full body scan done. I passed the time, counting how many squares were on the ceiling. 😡
The difficulty is that four square ceiling tiles together make one large square, so I kept losing count. The radiographer thought I was mad.
That was a hint to the solution, by the way. wink

Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:12:34

Oops, that title didn't quite come out right! blush

GrannyGravy13 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:14:14

I think I have it?

Kalu Mon 06-Apr-20 08:14:16

23 at the moment

Kalu Mon 06-Apr-20 08:15:35


Juliet27 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:17:17

33 so far

Scentia Mon 06-Apr-20 08:17:58


Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:18:03

I was panicking, for a moment I thought I had forgotten to write down the answer! grin

Oh, you are all so confident! 😁

Juliet27 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:20:09

They’re rectangles not squares or am I nitpicking

Beechnut Mon 06-Apr-20 08:21:22


Juliet27 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:21:35

8 squares

Juliet27 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:22:22

No still small rectangles. I give up

monk08 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:28:42


Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:30:02

There are lots of squares, Juliet.

Sar53 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:31:46


GrannyGravy13 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:32:17

Sorry I didn't realise I should post my answer on here 31

Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:32:19

Juliet, I have measured them on my screen and they are definitely squares. I wonder if it is an optical illusion or something to do with the device you are viewing on. πŸ€”

Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:32:56

Granny Gravy, answers, but no explanations. grin.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:33:06

No it's 32

Juliet27 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:37:45

That’s a thought Marydoll. It was confusing enough without that added problem πŸ₯΄

Marydoll Mon 06-Apr-20 08:37:51

Back to the drawing board, all of you.
Remember the properties of a square: all sides are equal.

There are squares within squares. wink

Bevinju Mon 06-Apr-20 08:39:47

I think it is 39

Scentia Mon 06-Apr-20 08:42:20

Is it 17 Miss?

Scentia Mon 06-Apr-20 08:43:01

Or is it 19?

Pantglas2 Mon 06-Apr-20 08:44:31