# 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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How many triangles do you see?

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## 15 comments on “Intelligence Test >> Let’s see how intelligent you are >> How many triangles do you see?”

1. Jennifer on said:

2. John willis on said:

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

• magicalmaths on said:

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

• cp on said:

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

• Sandra on said:

Ahaha John, that is so stupid. You know very well what they mean. And if you want to do it your way, then there are actually 16 triangles! LoL!!!

3. Aurora on said:

I agree with John, 14 is the correct answer.

• jsmith on said:

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

• Sandra on said:

NO! lol… there are only 13 triangles. The words don’t count and the highest option is 13. And if you want to count words, then the correct answer is 16 not 14. Wow… lol

4. Vivek Kandathil on said:

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

5. bigdog on said:

there are 10 triangles 1 large and 9 inside

6. bigdogdc on said:

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

7. J Hopkln on said:

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.

8. greg on said:

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

9. Billy Singleton on said:

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.

10. remy on said:

CLEARLY YALL YOU GUYS CANT READ! THE QUESTION WAS HOW MANY SO YOU SEE!!!!!! KEYWORD IS SEE! NOT HOW MANY ARE THERE! THE TRICK IS THEY WANT YOU TO CALCULATE ONLY THE ONES THAT ARE VISIBLE TO THE EYE….NOT THE THE ONES YOU CANT SEE LOL!!!!