Roffle is a pretty confused spyder. Rather than spin your average web, he only makes square versions. You know, maybe he's a genius and we don't know it! In any case, the square thing is still kinda weird.

Anyway, one day, he came upon this pattern of dots on the ground because that makes perfect sense. He decided to use this pattern to spin his next set of webs.

**How many individual square webs can Roffle form using this template, if the dots mark the corners of the squares?**

Enter an integer ONLY.

It seems too easy... :(

ReplyDelete7?

ReplyDeleteIsn't it 5?

ReplyDeleteI Was going to say, 5... It's asking for how many squares, which I think means rectangles don't count...

ReplyDeletei got 6... i caught one trick but still seems way too simple

ReplyDeleteI googled 9 dots how many squares... And there was a formula on how to get 20?

ReplyDeleteI got 6.the whole thing(1) each corner to the center and make a square(2,3,4,5) and a diamond aka sideways square(6) if the count rectangles its 10.(down the sides and across the top and bottom(7,8,9,10))

ReplyDeleteI got 6 since a Square is a Rectangle, but a Rectangle isn't a Square

ReplyDeleteit's 5

ReplyDeleteI put 5...

ReplyDelete...but it's most likely 6 because of the diamond, something I missed in my haste :(

I'm going to say 6 because a rectangle is not a square. :P

ReplyDeleteI got 6 since a Square is a Rectangle, but a Rectangle isn't a Square.

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Good point. I forgot that but still put 6. I figured rectangles didnt count.

it is 5

ReplyDeleteI got 9.

ReplyDeleteI got 6

ReplyDeleteIt is 6.

ReplyDeleteTHere is the square from the 4 corners, the 1x1 squares, and the square formed from the midpoints on each edge. THerefore there are 6 which is the right answer.

10 is what i got due to the rectangles

ReplyDeleteI got 9. The four squares you should get right off the bat, the whole thing, two vertical rectangles, and two horizontal rectangles.

ReplyDeletesquares ARE rectangles.

Rectangles are not squares, they're rectangles.

ReplyDeleteThose rectangles consist of two squares that were already counted.

The answer is 6.

squares ARE rectangles

ReplyDelete^ but rectangles ARE NOT squares

the answer is five

IT IS NOT 5!!!!! There is a diamond from the top middle dot, right middle, bottom middle, and left middle. It's a diamond, or a sideways SQUARE. added to the whole thing and the four small ones. If I'm not mistaken, 1+1+4=6, not 5.

ReplyDeleteit's 6 with the diamond in the middle.

ReplyDeleteForgot about the sideways one, and put 5. Oh well :/

ReplyDeleteits 7....

ReplyDeleteI found10

ReplyDeleteI got 10! Don't forget to look at the diamond and I am a math teacher and rectangles are squares and vice versa.

ReplyDelete10 with rectangles 6 without ima gonna put 6

ReplyDeleteWHAT KIND OF MATH TEACHER ARE YOU!?!?!

ReplyDeleteWhat a terrible math teacher, lol. Are you going to tell students that a 2x4 rectangle is a square?

ReplyDeletebe nice to the math teacher!!

ReplyDelete... I got 5.

It's 6.

ReplyDeleteI'm pretty sure it's six; the four 1x1 squares, the outside square, and the diamond in the middle. I don't think the 2x1 rectangles count as squares.

ReplyDeleteI got 6 as described above by many.

ReplyDeleteI think the "math teacher" needs to be fired though if I'm honest.

A square is a quadrilateral with 4 right angles and all sides are equal. A rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles. So a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square. So the answer is 6.

ReplyDeleteBY DEFINITION a rectangle has two pairs of sides, where one pair is equal, but different to the other.a square just needs four sides. I mean 2x2x2x2 doesnt equal rectangle

ReplyDelete^^ If a square "just needed four sides" then every quadrilateral would be a square.

ReplyDeleteAnd yes, in fact, a figure that has side lengths 2x2x2x2 (commonly denoted 2x2) is a rectangle. It is also a square.

If that particular figure had side lengths 2x4x2x4 (commonly denoted 2x4), it would be a rectangle, but not a square.

(each of the above figures is assumed to have four right angles)

BY DEFINITION, as you so wittingly phrased it, the majority of the people posting here are extremely retarded.

Either learn your math or get the hell out.

Ok guys, a rectangle is two pairs of equal or unequally lengthed parrallell lines, a square is the same thing but its sides need to all be equal. Also 4 right angles.

ReplyDeletetelling you tha answerz 4. dots mark the CORNERS OF THE SQUARES!

ReplyDeleteAnother Math teacher here... the answer is most definitely 6.

ReplyDelete__

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|__| + \/ + the 4 small squares in the corners

Definition of a square 4 congruent (equal) sides AND 4 congruent (equal) angles. The 2 x 1 rectangles fail this test as they don't have 4 congruent sides.

The diamond in the middle is where smoe of you are getting tripped up, but it really is a square and the answer really is 6.

OH, the formatting didn't hold up on my post. Put 2 spaces between the || so it forms a large square and diamond. Good thing I teach math not graphic design. Sheesh!!!

ReplyDeleteDAMN, it's six -.-'

ReplyDeleteIt's six!

ReplyDeleteIt is 6, nothing else to discuss.

ReplyDeleteHow can some people say that it's 10??? Even my cousin who's seven years old knew the answer in just a few seconds... Human stupidity keeps amazing me...

You are all dumb asses - a diamond IS NOT A SQUARE - it's a diamond - the answer is 5 !!!

ReplyDelete^ woooooooooooow. Really??? A diamond is a sideways square. 4 equal sides and right angles. ITS A SQUARE. U guys are a bunch of morons.

ReplyDeleteis it 5 or 6?

ReplyDeleteWhy on earth would a spider build a sideways web - you da moron !!!

ReplyDeleteWho da moron - YOU DA MORON !!!

ReplyDeleteare you stupid, if it's able to form a web a square, why not sideways, besides, we are only looking at it from 1 angle, but the spider is not

ReplyDeleteNext week I will post on the next conundrum laughing at all who thought it wasn't six. Anyone that put six shouldn't give out the answer next week. Let them figure it out themselves. I never post the answers >:D

ReplyDeleteGuys, the people that are telling you that rectangles and squares are the same thing are just trying to confuse people to get them to put the wrong answer in. They want other people to get it wrong so they're sabotaging them.

ReplyDeleteThe answer is six because a square is a rectangle, but not all rectangles are squares. Squares have four sides that are the same length, something we all learned in elementary school at the very latest.

im saying 6

ReplyDeleteWell I'm saying 383618477184728372847194772819478473829373747204838184838294739284818482937294728374817382748274814828828818472938294829384928. >:D

ReplyDeleteThis discussion effectively demonstrates the need for a better public education system.

ReplyDelete"Next week I will post on the next conundrum laughing at all who thought it wasn't six. Anyone that put six shouldn't give out the answer next week. Let them figure it out themselves. I never post the answers >:D "

ReplyDeleteSadly, that won't work. I tried that for Round #413. Everyone who said the answer wasn't 1997 stop arguing and just disappeared when the answer was released. Thats how things work on the internet.

you can look at it sideways also, the answer is 7.

ReplyDeleteya know what? it might actually be five. even though i put six. i'm sure we can agree on the 4 small squares and (perhaps) the diamond, but the big one might not count.

ReplyDeletenote that it says, "the dots mark the corners of the squares." in that case, would the big one not count because some dots are on its edges?

if so...drat. if not...phew.

i accidentally put 4 as the answer....-.-

ReplyDeletelol ^^

ReplyDeletebut i agree with the very first post. im guessing that loads of ppl said 5 or 6. there's gotta be some other trick...

It seems more like it's 5. The "diamond" is actually a rhombus, and is a completely different geometrical figure. :P

ReplyDeleteThe "diamond" is not a rhombus as a rhombus has acute angles. The "diamond" in the picture clearly has 90 degree angles which is what distinguishes rhombus from squares.

ReplyDeletemy bro is the smartest guy in our WHOLE more than 30 members from the family

ReplyDeletei asked him the q n hes lyk d answer is ONLY

5

4 small squares and 1 big

6.

ReplyDeletemy bro is the smartest guy in our WHOLE more than 30 members from the family

ReplyDeletei asked him the q n hes lyk d answer is ONLY

5

4 small squares and 1 big

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Your family must be dumb as fuck then

Ha it is 6. I just got NP for giving 6 as my answer.

ReplyDeletemy bro is the smartest guy in our WHOLE more than 30 members from the family

ReplyDeletei asked him the q n hes lyk d answer is ONLY

5

4 small squares and 1 big

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I can't even. That is extremely sad if your brother is the smartest person in your WHOLE family.