It's a bit tricky but extremely fun to solve. Get going then!
Who said puzzles are for kids only? We're sure there is a large majority of people who not only find brain teasers to be fun but also a means to improve their cognitive and logical skills. Just like they help our kids get more focused, it helps adults in the same way. You can think of puzzles as a workout for the brain.
Improvement of skills is not the only benefit of solving puzzles on a regular basis. It also acts as a stress buster. According to Cornicas Puzzleras, every time we solve a puzzle or even attempt one, the production of dopamine, which is a feel-good hormone, increases in our brains. Every little achievement encourages us to challenge ourselves even more.
Puzzles also shift our brains from "Beta" or awake state to "Alpha," which is the state of our brain when we're dreaming. This change helps improve our mood, increase self-confidence, and relieve stress.
So here we are, with a tiny little puzzle for you. Nothing too crazy.
1. How many triangles do you see?
Look carefully and don't miss out any triangle.
If you've figured it out, here's another brain teaser for you. Let's take the difficulty a notch up. You might need a pencil and a paper, and maybe a pair of scissors too to make some paper cutouts. So here it goes.
2. When the below shape is folded into a cube, what colors will the opposite faces be?
It's okay. You take your time. This one's a little tricky, we completely agree.
Found out? No? No worries. We'll disclose the answer right away.
The answer to the 2nd puzzle is:
Reciprocal squares will be: Yellow-Red / Blue-Purple / Green-Pink
Now you see why we said you might need a paper cutout?
The answer to the 1st puzzle - How many triangles do you see?
Well, how many triangles did you count? 7? 19? 27? If you arrived at 27 as your answer, then you're absolutely... correct!
Here's a division of how there are 27 triangles:
The number of triangles formed with 1 unit: 16 (check out the yellow-colored triangles)
The number of triangles formed with 4 units: 7 (check out the triangles outlined with red)
The number of triangles formed with 9 units: 3 (check out the triangles outlined with black, blue, and red)
The number of triangles formed with 19 units: 1 ( Well, this is quite obvious. It's the whole triangle)
Hope you had fun!