On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 22:09:36 0700, Mike Easter wrote:
> richard wrote:
>
>> On a piece of paper, draw a 3x3 grid of squares so that all square blocks
>> are equal in size.
>
> I don't understand the description of the project. Could you restate
> that? It seems like you got something wrong in the instructions.
>
> Does 3x3 mean 3 squares by 3 squares which would seem to make a square
> 'grid' of 9 little squares? That grid would have a lot of different
> squares, one big one, and 4 different 2x2s, in addition to the 9 little
> ones.
>
> Of course, that wouldn't satisfy the idea of all the possible square
> outlines to be the same size, given that it seems to me that the grid
> has 3 different sized square shapes totaling 14 square entities.
Correct.
Most people only see the original 9, not bothering to count the largest
"square" which then makes 10. As the keyword in the question is "squares",
then that means there are 4 other inner squares.
Thus, the answer is in fact, 14.
