# How many triangles are there inside this square? Don't be fooled, there are more than you think

Do you like solving **puzzles**? Then, this logic test is for you. Challenges like this test our **observation skills** and improves them. It is not always easy to solve these puzzles in the allotted time, however.

In this puzzle, the **challenge** is to identify/count all the triangles present within the image. But be careful: **you only have 8 seconds** to do this.

## The challenge: How many triangles are there in this picture?

In **visual tests like this one**, the answer often seems **obvious**. But this is not the case. In fact, these tests are designed to **confuse** us.

In the image you have a square with triangles inside it. **How many triangles are there** - but don't be **fooled**!

The image hides many more triangles than you might first think, but you only have 8 seconds to figure out where they are. Concentrate, start your **stopwatch** and have fun!

## When you're ready, here's the answer...

**Got an answer?** Ready to see if you're right?

So, first of all we have to look at the image superficially: it's a square made up of **4 triangles**. But this is not the right answer. This is where our **observation skills** come into play. In fact, if we take the diagonal lines into consideration, we soon realize that there are 8 triangles in all, twice as many as the "obvious" ones.

There are 4 small triangles + **4 large triangles**, for a total of **8**. Did you get this puzzle right?