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Holiday Puzzle 2015 #2 – Counting Rectangles

December 2nd, 2015 by John Lehet

Today’s puzzle is a Counting Shapes puzzle that was very popular in last years Holiday Puzzles.  As with many puzzles, the concept of Counting Shapes puzzles is very straight-forward and getting an answer is very easy, but getting the correct answer is a bit more challenging.

In today’s puzzles, you will be presented with a collection of rectangles. All you need to do is count how many rectangles are in each picture. I suggest that you take your time and count twice, as it is easy to miss a few on the first count.

Below is an interactive version with three puzzles. Enter your count in each of the three boxes and then select check. You will not be told which of the three (if any) are correct, only if all three are correct. The first puzzle is easier than the other two, but still take your time and good luck! Click here for a pdf version of the puzzle.


Good Luck and pass the puzzles onto others who may enjoy them! If you get stuck and would like the solutions, use the “Contact Us” button and we will reply.  Take your time and see if you can get all three correct on the first attempt!

In order to use the interactive puzzle, you need to have adobe flash enabled.

Here are a few hints:

the number of squares in the first puzzles is not 3; the number of squares in the second puzzle is greater than 4; and the number of squares in the third puzzle is greater than 10.