# Intelligence Test >> Let’s see how intelligent you are >> How many triangles do you see?

**Intelligence Test**

Now there are loads of ways of test your intelligence but this is a great starter for a shape and space Maths lesson. Let’s see how intelligent you are, how many triangles do you see? This would make a great plenary to a Maths lesson too!

Look at the diagram below and see how many triangles do you see?

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What’s the answer

There are 14 triangles. The obvious 9 triangles. The triangle which encases all the triangles, which counts for 1. The top 4 triangles which counts as 1. The 4 left bottom triangles which count for 1. The bottom 4 right triangles which count for 1. And the word “triangles” in the sentence which counts for 1. That equals 14

Thanks for taking the time to answer! Will post an. Answer soon.

Nice try John…but the word “triangles” is NOT a TRIANGLE, its a word…and a PLURAL word at that. FAIL.

I agree with John, 14 is the correct answer.

ugh,! got a problem with 14, only counted 13, and the highest option is 13.

There are 13 total triangles: the whole triangle (1), each small one (9), and the 3 triangles that contain 4 small triangles.

there are 10 triangles 1 large and 9 inside

there are 10 triangles 1 large triangle and 9 inside that, 1 at the top, 3 in the middle and 5 at the bottom.

Only an english major would say 14. Word tricks can be funny but not mathematical or tests of intelligence. Cleverness perhaps. 13 is the correct answer.

NO, there are 15. look at the overlapping lower ones.

There are thirteen triangles. The whole triangle plus the obvious nine plus the top, bottom left and bottom right triangles each containing four of the small triangles. Fourteen is incorrect…for one reason it is not one of the options. And it would be silly to consider a word a triangle.