# Non Verbal Reasoning - Analytical Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Analytical Reasoning - Section 2 (Q.No. 1)
1.

Count the number of squares in the given figure.

32
30
29
28
Explanation:

The figure may be labelled as shown.

The simplest squares are ABGF, BCHG, CDIH, DEJI, FGLK, GHML, HINM, IJON, KLQP, LMRQ, MNSR, NOTS, PQVU, QRWV, RSXW and STYX i.e. 16 in number.

The squares composed of four components each are ACMK, BDNL, CEOM, FHRP, GISQ, HJTR, KMWU, LNXV and MOYW i.e. 9 in number.

The squares composed of nine components each are ADSP, BETQ, FIXU and GJYV i.e. 4 in number.

There is one square AEYU composed of sixteen components.

There are 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 30 squares in the given figure.

Discussion:
16 comments Page 1 of 2.

SHIVANSH RAI said:   4 years ago
Give the number to rows and columns. As 1234 are rows and 1234 are columns. Then,

4x4 = 16.
3x3 = 9.
2x2 = 4.
1x1 = 1.

Add 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 = 30.
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Aanya chaudhary said:   4 years ago
But still, I didn't understand can anyone tell me, please.
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Shahakar said:   4 years ago
Give the number to rows and columns..as 1234 are rows and 1234 are columns. then,
4x4 = 16.
3x3 = 9.
2x2 = 4.
1x1 = 1.

Sunil said:   7 years ago
Agree @Kiran.
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Fatima mustaf said:   7 years ago
Because there are 4 boxes in each column and row.
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Chandan said:   10 years ago
Why we take 4 as base in formula?
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If the number of straight line is not equal to horizontal line, then which formula we can use to solve it.
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In this problem base (n) = 4.
Hence,
1^2+2^2+3^2+4^2 = 30.