"How Many Triangles" Puzzle Is Trickier Than You Think

"How Many Triangles" Puzzle Is Trickier Than You Think

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Being a puzzle solver requires more attention to detail than you would initially ascribe to something that seems to be a simple math problem.

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Quora user Kumar Ankit proved that when he shared this puzzle entitled "how many triangles are in this picture?"

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Your first instinct is to go to the large shape on the page and count all possible triangles inside, correct?

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Martin Silvertant, a mathemetician and fellow Quora user, has taken that liberty for you.  So if we count, the answer is 24.  Right?

Incorrect.  The title of the puzzle is: "How many triangles are in this picture?"

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What you have guessed is the number of triangles inside the SHAPE.

Have you guessed the correct answer yet?

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We see at least two more.

One hidden in the signature:

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And one cleverly concealed by altering the logic of what we are looking for.

We were asked, "how many triangles?"  Not: "how many triangle shapes?"

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The word "triangle," under that description, is technically also within the boundaries of the puzzle.

That puts us at 26 triangles.  How many do you see?

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H/T: Indy100Quora

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