How many squares are on a chess board?

  • #1

    I think you read it already but for the sake of filling this part with text, and for those of you who may have missed the topic, I will restate my question. How many squares are on a chess board?

  • #2

    204

  • #3

    Three score and four squares.

  • #4

    I concur with 204.

    # of 1x1 squares = 8*8 = 64

    # of 2x2 squares = 7*7 = 49

    # of 3x3 squares = 6*6 = 36

    # of 4x4 squares = 5*5 = 25

    # of 5x5 squares = 4*4 = 16

    # of 6x6 squares = 3*3 = 9

    # of 7x7 squares = 2*2 = 4

    # of 8x8 squares = 1*1 = 1

     

    For a NxN board then it looks like the number of squares is:

  • #5

    This is difficult to determine if you don't have a sizable amount (I'm not sure how many) of pieces, preferably pawns, to occupy the spaces. If you don't have enough, use a folding board which will literally cut the number in half. 

  • #6

    Infinite.

  • #7

    A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square.

  • #8
    chessblood wrote:

    A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square.

    That is because for large values of ONE, ONE approaches TWO, that is, for small values of TWO.

  • #9

    All of 'em.

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