**Can YOU tell how many squares are in this picture?**

This particular puzzle has left the internet scratching their heads, although the premise itself is simple: Figure out how many squares are in the picture. All you have to do is count the squares but most people who attempt this test, fail to get the correct answer.

Are you clever enough to solve this puzzle? Give it a go!

Go ahead, try to count yourself.

**The answer is revealed below but doesn’t cheat by peeking!**

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**Got your answer? Was it easy? Check below to see if you are correct!**

We’ll help you out. The correct answer to the puzzle is 40 squares. That’s right: It’s not 8, 16, 24, 28 or 30, and we’ll tell you why. The image is made up of eight tiny squares, 18 single squares, nine 2 x 2 squares, four 3 x 3 squares, and one 4 x 4 square.

Still not sure where to find these supposed squares? The image below breaks it down for you so you can see each square in the image.

**How many of the squares did you miss?**