# How many rectangles are there in the following figure?

I could count to 12 (update! actually it was 11). But the answer given is 14. For a vertical rectangle, there are 6 rectangles in it as drawn by me. Same is the case for horizontal rectangle except the middle common rectangle. So I did

$6 * 2 - 1 = 12 - 1$ (common) $= 11$

Can you count 14 rectangles? • I see 11 rectangles. Not sure where the other 3 will come from. The diagonals surely don't help. – greenturtle3141 Oct 23 '16 at 7:30
• Was 11 one of the lettered answers? The whole problem might have been sloppily translated from another language (and numbering system??), as seen in the grammar of "how many rectangle." – humn Oct 23 '16 at 9:44
• Do the three "dots" of the letters (a. b. c.) count to the figure? if so, they would be TINY rectangles (depending on the font.) Otherwise, I don't see 14 neither... – BmyGuest Oct 23 '16 at 9:46
• The options are labelled 25, 14 and 13 and their values are given in hexadecimal. The answer is option 14: 0x0b = 11 rectangles. (No, that wasn't a serious comment either. :)) – M Oehm Oct 23 '16 at 12:38
• @MOehm It actually does work for octal: $13_8 = 11_{10}$ :P – Paul Evans Oct 23 '16 at 13:35