Can YOU count these bars?

The following challenge requires your careful eyes, there is a row of bars of the same length.

Can you count how many there are?

At first glance, it looks easy.

But after trying to count, it creates confusion.

A tip: Count from their bottom ends and you’ll get eight of them, but count them from the top ends – where their bases aren’t exposed – and there appears to be only seven.

So, how many do you see?

A

B

C

**Here’s the answer!**

The first five make sense, but frustration kicks in when it comes to the closest three – which turn out to be an optical illusion.

**The answer, therefore, is that there are five ‘complete’ bars in a row, plus one on the very end, which makes six complete bars in total, and the rest are just visual trickery.**

**How many did you see?**

**Most people will fail this test – but how many triangles can you see in this picture?**

We all love riddles and train our brains, and it’s a good choice. Are you ready to wake up and face this puzzle?

Here comes the challenge. It’s not proper math, but I remember our geometry teacher gave us a similar problem back in school. This may seem easy at first but you will quickly realize it is not as easy as it looks.

Below, there is a picture – and the question is: how many triangles are in it?

How many did you find? The answer will be below the next picture.

The answer is revealed below but doesn’t cheat by peeking!

A

B

C

**ANSWER:**

It is important to think a little outside the box to figure this one out.

The correct answer is 13 triangles, that is, option C.

First, there are nine small triangles, that’s the easiest part.

Then we have three larger triangles that are made up of four small ones.

Finally, we have a large one composed of all the other triangles.

9 + 3 + 1 = 13

Did you get the correct answer? Congratulations to you if that’s the case, you are really sharp!