# How many squares and rectangles are there in this picture | All Math Tricks

In this article discussed about formulas to find number of squares and rectangles in given figure of  of  ‘n’ number of rows and ‘m’ is the number of columns

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### How many squares are there in the given figure

How many squares are there in the figure of  same number of rows and columns

( i.e Number of squares in square grid )

Example – 1 :

How many squares are there in an 4 x 4 grid Solution : There are 4 rows and 4 columns in the above figure.  So let n =4

Here we using two types of formulas for finding number of squares in an n x n grid  as follows

Formula – 1

n2 + (n -1 )2 + (n-2)2 + – – – – – + (n – n)2

Now substitute n = 4 in the above formula

= 42 + ( 4-1)2  + (4- 2 )2 + (4 – 3)2   + (4 – 4)2

= 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 0 = 30

Formula – 2

Apply the formula Substitute n = 4 in above formula

= 4 x 5 x 9 / 6 = 30

So number of squares in an 4 x 4 grid is 30

Example -2
How many squares are there in an 5 x 5 grid Solution : There are 5 rows and 5 columns in the above figure. Hence n=5

Formula

n2 + (n -1 )2 + (n-2)2 + – – – – – + (n – n)2

So according to above substitute n = 5

= 52 + ( 5-1)2 + (5- 2 )2 + (5 – 3)2 + (5 – 4)2+ (5 – 5)2

= 25 + 16 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 0 = 55

Number of squares in an 5 x 5 grid is 55

How many squares are there in the figure of’n’ number of rows and ‘m’ number of columns

( i.e Number of squares in rectangle grid )

Example – 3 How many squares are there in an 3 x 4 grid Solution : There are 4 rows and 5 columns in the above figure.

Let number of rows ( n)= 4 & number of columns (m) = 5

Here we using simple formulas as follows

Formula- 1

( n x m ) + (n -1 ) (m – 1)  + (n-2 ) ( m- 2)  + – – – – – + (n – n ) or (m – m)

Now substitute n = 5 and m = 4

= ( 4 x 5) + ( 4 – 1) (5 – 1 ) + ( 4 – 2) (5 – 2 ) + ( 4 – 3) (5 – 3 ) + ( 4 – 4) (5 – 4 )

= 20 + 12 + 6 + 2 +0 = 40

Formula- 2 Here consider large value is n

i.e n = 5 and m = 4,  Now substitute these values in above formulas

= [ 4 x 1 x 5 / 2 ] + [ 4 x 5 x 9 / 6 ]

= 10 + 30 = 40

Number of squares in given figure = 40

### How many rectangles are there in the given figure

Count number of rectangles in the figure of  same number of rows and columns grid

( i.e Counting rectangles within a square )

Example – 4   How many rectangles are there in an 5 x 5  grid Solution: There are 5 rows and 5 columns in the above figure.

Let number of rows or columns ( n)=5

Here for finding the rectangles there are having two methods

Formula – 1

[n + ( n -1 ) + ( n -2 ) + ( n -3 ) + – – – – –  + ( n -n )]2

Now substitute the values of’  n‘ in the above formula

= [ 5 + (5 – 1 ) + (5 – 2 ) + (5 – 3 ) + (5 – 4 ) + (5 – 5) ]2

= [ 5 + 4 + 3+ 2 + 1 +0 ]2

= 15  x 15 = 225

Formula – 2

To count the number of rectangles within a square by using formula of Now substitute the values of’  n‘ in the above formula

= [ 5 ( 5 + 1 ) /2 ] 2  =[ 5 x 6 / 2 ]2

= 15 2 = 225

Total number of rectangles in given figure = 225

Count number of rectangles in the figure of  ‘n’ number of rows and ‘m’ number of columns

( i.e Counting rectangles within a rectangle )

Example – 5  How many rectangles are there in an 4 x 5  grid Solution:  There are 4 rows and 5 columns in the above figure.

Let number of rows ( n)=4 & number of columns (m) = 5

Here for finding the rectangles there having two methods

Formula – 1 ( Formula for finding number of rectangles in figure of  ‘n’ number of rows and ‘m’ is the number of columns)

[n + ( n -1 ) + ( n -2 ) + ( n -3 ) + – – – – –  + ( n -n )] x  [m + ( m -1 ) + (m -2 ) + (m-3 ) + – – – – –  + ( m -m )]

Now substitute the values of’  n‘ and ‘ m‘  in the above formula

= [ 4 + (4 – 1 ) + (4 – 2 ) + (4 – 3 ) + (4 – 4 )]  x [ 5 + (5 – 1 ) + (5 – 2 ) + (5 – 3 ) + (5 – 4 ) + (5 – 5) ]

= [ 4 +3 +2 +1 +0 ] x [ 5 + 4 + 3+ 2 + 1 +0 ]

= 10  x 15 = 150

Formula – 2 Now substitute the values of’  n‘ and ‘ m‘  in the above formula

= 4 x 5 x 5 x 6 / 4 = 150

Total number of rectangles in given figure =  150 Related Articles

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## 2 thoughts on “How many squares and rectangles are there in this picture | All Math Tricks” #### arun

(December 13, 2020 - 8:04 am)

good but very difficult #### Deepak

(July 25, 2022 - 10:11 am)

Very nice