Brainteaser: Can you tell how many squares are in this picture?

Leah Cohen

Yet another brainteaser sweeping the internet has us stumped.

The latest puzzle released by the geniuses at Playbuzz requires you to count how many squares are in this picture.

Can you find all the squares? Photo: Playbuzz

If math isn’t your strong suit, then this mind-baffling puzzle might make you want to throw up, but if you’re keen for a challenge, hang in there.

Counting squares doesn’t sound too difficult, but the diagram shows a large square with many smaller squares within it. But that’s just a few of the obvious four-sided shapes most of us can see.

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After taking a good look at the image, are you able to figure out how many squares there are?

It takes patience and some skill so don’t give up too quick.

It's not as easy as it may seem. Photo: Playbuzz

If this brain-busting puzzle is doing your head in, you’ll be relieved to hear that answer to the question is 40, but let us break it down for you.

The large square is made up of eight tiny squares, 18 single squares, nine 2 x 2 squares, four 3 x 3 squares and one 4 x 4 square.

There are 40 squares in total. Photo: Playbuzz

If you got it, then congratulations, you’re a brainteaser genius!

Share this puzzle with your mates to test whether they can crack it.

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