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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 12 Jan '06 18:47 / 1 edit
    Okay so this may have already been done.
    But I only recently took the time to figure it out and have been playing chess for 20+ years.

    But maybe some people will enjoy it.

    "How many squares are on a chess board?"
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    12 Jan '06 19:10
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    Okay so this may have already been done.
    But I only recently took the time to figure it out and have been playing chess for 20+ years.

    But maybe some people will enjoy it.

    "How many squares are on a chess board?"
    One of those trick questions, eh? I'll PM you the answer, and let some others post theirs.
  3. 12 Jan '06 19:16
    Ding, Ding, Ding.

    PBE6 has the right answer.
    Anyone else?
  4. 12 Jan '06 19:18
    204
  5. 12 Jan '06 19:25 / 1 edit
    Balla I am sure there will be a few people who wonder how you came up with that answer.

    Oh well let them wonder, part of the riddle.

    Every one else, I will be happy to PM you if you are right or not
  6. 12 Jan '06 19:55
    The latest entry I received said the following:

    Riddle answer: 0 - they are all rectangles LOL
  7. 12 Jan '06 21:22
    Also PMed by answer, with explaination.
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    12 Jan '06 21:23
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    "How many squares are on a chess board?"
    205 if you are standing on it


    [Thanks to T&B.]
  9. 12 Jan '06 21:24
    Bowmann gets an additional point for his wit!
  10. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    12 Jan '06 21:26
    Originally posted by Bishopcrw
    Bowmann gets an additional point for his wit!
    Memory on this occasion.
  11. 12 Jan '06 21:41
    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
    ________
    204

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

    Thanks to all our participants.