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Can You Figure Out The Number Of Triangles In This Picture?

by Angel Chang
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I would like to think that I’m pretty savvy at figuring out simple math problems and puzzles.

However, many of these seemingly simple problems, like this one that uses fruits instead of numbers to pose a math question, have stumped so many people on the internet.

We’ve got yet another exclusive head-scratching brainteaser for you below. Can you see if you can figure out how many triangles there are in the image below?

You’ll probably start off by counting all the different-colored triangles, then add them up to find out the total number of triangles.

This puzzle isn’t that simple, however. Luckily, we have an amazing three-step breakdown to help you figure out the answer.

Try your best to figure out the answer first, though — no cheating!

Scroll further down to start figuring out this puzzle. Think you got the answer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Everyone on the internet has been scratching their heads over this puzzle. Can you figure it out?

How many triangles are in this picture?
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Study this image for a few minutes. How many triangles can you count?

When you think you have the answer, scroll down to see if you were right!

How many triangles are in this picture?
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First, let’s count all the small triangles that can be found in the image.

Each square of four triangles contains 8 small triangles. There are 4 squares in total.

So, 4 squares x 8 small triangles = 32 triangles. But we’re not done yet!

How many triangles are in this picture?
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Next, zoom out, and look for the large triangles. You’ll see that there are large triangles.

So, 4 large triangles + 32 small triangles = 36 triangles. But we’re still not done!

How many triangles are in this picture?
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Lastly, let’s count up the medium triangles. You should count 8 medium triangles.

In fact, each medium triangle is half the size of one large triangle.

Ready to add it all up? Here’s the equation: 16 + (8×2) + (4×2) + (1×2) + (1×2) = ?

Scroll down to learn the answer!

Click the photo below to reveal the final answer!

CLICK TO REVEAL How many triangles are in this picture?
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8 medium triangles + 36 small and large triangles = 44 triangles in total!

Did you figure it out? Let us know below!

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