# Square Puzzle #3 Answers: PRIZE for winners: FREE ADMISSION to next charged event

 From: Jason Bennett Sent on: Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:10 AM

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ONE PERSON has come up with the most "frank" number of squares in a dictionary that defines squares as: "four lines of equal width, meeting each other at exactly 90 degree angles." In this picture, a line must be one of those black thingies. All the black thingies are lines. Hint: Which black lines meet this definition. THERE IS ONLY ONE RIGHT ANSWER SO FAR, unless the definition of square doesn't match the definition given.

What I think makes this issue a psychedelic one is that you're going to see little agreement as to the answer -- WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS? The question is WHY can't people seem to agree on this...why is it not just a matter of counting?

Still, one has come up with the answer I think is most logical, but I won't post my answer for awhile. So far, here are submissions:

Dave: 27

Lynne: 18

Jeff: 27

Kalki: 47

Justin: 40

Mike: 0

Debra: 8

Jerry: 16

Roger: 33

Sequoia: 39

Jorge: 36

Julie: "certain" it is 40.

Dave: 80

Ruth:  24

Kumar: "Kind of reminds me of the Bhagavad Gita saying, "The truth is one, but the learned interpret it differently.""

Lynne guess #2- 18

Erica: VERY CERTAIN OF TRUTH: "Looks like 40 to me....definitely nothing under 40.  It is clearly a matter of counting...perception has nothing to do with actual truth if you're looking for the truth."

Kasey:35

Daneille: "I'm confused at the question. I must have missed something... Im guessing this has something to do with a divine moment of truth??"

Nella: "I'm going with 27....is there an answer and are you eventually going to share or is this just sadistic fun? LOL… "      (Jason says, I will give the answer next round. I've tried sadism, boring and seemed self-loathing, because you asked…)

Dangerbot AT LEAST 40.

Dana: all squares have an infinite amount of squares inside of the squares. there are many invisible squares inside of the visible ones. i say 1 for the large one.

Myron: "My final answer is: It is an infinite amount of squares. The entire image is created of tiny, fractal-like squares within squares. There are no lines. The lines themselves are the illusion. We perceive the limited squares based on our simple assumptions, just like we do with everything else. We tend to take a very small percentage of the information available and from that we: set parameters, draw conclusions, brand ourselves as the purveyors of knowledge to the ignorant masses. This often leads straight to 'war'
u can clearly see now, there's wayy more there than the few white squares we previously limited ourselves to. The number of squares can never be counted in it's entirety because there's an infinite number of tiny squares that makes up this small section as well. In fact, the closer you look, the more squares there are! Peace :)"

- Jason

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