Go ahead, try and figure out how many triangles are in this picture, I dare you

As someone who is not particularly gifted when it come to the realm of mathematics, I always get wary when there’s a brain-teaser involving geometry. As such, when I was presented with the following puzzle, I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to succeed on the first try.

And, in that respect, I was correct!

Try it for yourself and see if you fare better that I did.

Recently, one Quora user posted a picture of a gridded triangle, with the maddeningly simple question, “How many triangles?” And, though the question seems easy enough, I’ll wager that you have some difficulty parsing out the answer. (I know I sure did.)

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If you’re willing to spoil the search and reveal the answer then, please, keep scrolling. Otherwise, TURN BACK!

The answer is, ultimately, 25 triangles. Quora user Martin Silvertant helpfully offered this visual aid in explaining how he reached such a conclusion.

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But, wait! That image only shows 24 possibilities! Yes, I know. Don’t get your panties in a wad — there’s one more triangle you may have missed.

screen shot 2017 07 25 at 1 47 00 pm Go ahead, try and figure out how many triangles are in this picture, I dare you

UGH. THE FINAL TRIANGLE IS IN THE PERSON’S SIGNATURE.

Whoever created this is just too damn clever for their own good. And by that, I mean that they remember far more from their high school Geometry class than I do.

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