Okay so we received several answers ranging from 0 - 205.

It was requested that I post the answer.

Most of the populous is aware the chess Board is made of 64 square tiles. Being 8 tiles on a side it seems logical to say 8x8 = 64.

However this is only 1/8th of the true answer, because it neglects to recognize the other 7 sized squares. Such as the 2x2 squares, or the 3x3 squares. The number of these squares on a side are inversely propotionate to their size.

So on each side there are not only

8 - 1x1 squares, but also

7 - 2x2 squares,

6 - 3x3 squares

5 - 4x4 "

4 - 5x5 "

3 - 6x6 "

2 - 7x7 "

and yes the board itself is 1 large 8x8 square.

Having determined the number of squares on a side you do a little multiplication.

8x8 = 64 the common answer

7x7 = 49

6x6 = 36

5x5 = 25

4x4 = 16

3x3 = 9

2x2 = 4

1x1 = 1 and a little addition

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204

And now you can go stump all of your less informed friends.

Thanks to all our participants.