People are baffled about how many squares are in this picture. We reveal the correct answer.

If counting is not your thing, you may want to look away right now.

A puzzle was shared and went viral, and apparently 92% of people can’t get the answer right.

The puzzle requires you to be really good with numbers and also have a lot of patience. You need to count the number of squares in the following picture.

It sounds simple enough, right?

Scroll down for the answer, and have a go now at counting the squares.

As you can see, there is a grid with a series of squares and two other smaller squares placed in a line in the center.

How hard can it be to count the correct number of shapes?

Well, you’ll soon discover that there are more squares than there seem to be.

How many squares have you managed to count?

If you managed to find them all, the answer to the question is 40.

See the GIF below and count along to find all of the squares. Here’s how you would do it.

The image 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.

Check it out below. How many do you find?

 References: Daily Mail Online, Genius Puzzles.


DO YOU WANT TO BE INSPIRED TO THINK DIFFERENTLY?

We're tired of media that amplifies fear and negativity, without expanding your perspective.

This is why we're creating a new kind of media model. One where people come together around new ways of thinking and living.

Your voice is important in this media revolution. Your free thought is important. Make no mistake, you are the key to promoting new ways of thinking.

We need your support now more than ever. Become an Ideapod Prime member for only $4 per month, with a free 14 day trial.

When you join, you get immediate access to all of Ideapod's eBooks and webinars (worth hundreds of dollars - you get it as part of our free trial).

Learn more about our Prime membership program clicking the button below. Thank you!

Become an Ideapod Prime member