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How many triangles are in this image?


Can you figure out how many triangles are hidden within this illustration? Picture: Kumar Ankit/Quora

A BRAINTEASER that asks users to calculate the number of triangles in an image is leaving the web baffled.

The simple illustration, which was posted by Kumar Ankit on Quora, has now been shared thousands of times on Facebook after leaving viewers scratching their heads, reports The Sun.

Those attempting to solve the conundrum have been giving an array of different answers — ranging from 4 to a sizeable 44.

But can you figure out the correct answer?

While hordes of people have left their calculations in the comments section, no one can seem to agree on the answer.

The solution is actually 25 — there are 24 smaller triangles within the main triangle, as well as one in the signature.

Jarrod Sierocki

Martin Silvertant, a mathematician, has created a handy chart to explain how he reached the answer. Picture: Martin SilvertantSource:Supplied

There are six in the top row — three individuals triangles, two p…

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