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Find the no of non congruent rectangles on a chess board
A 28
B 36
C 42
D 54

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New post 01 Feb 2017, 17:30
Harshit401 wrote:
Find the no of non congruent rectangles on a chess board
A 28
B 36
C 42
D 54

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Hi Harshit401,

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On a chess board, we have following rectangles.
1x1, 1x2, 1x3, ... , 1x8
2x2, 2x3, ,,, , 2x8,
3x3, ..., 3x8
...
7x7, 7x8
8x8

Hence there 8 + 7 + ... + 2 + 1 = 36 rectangles.

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what? 1x1 and 2x2, .... are squares, not rectangles, somehow, i find this post something weird, it is not gmat problem!

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what? 1x1 and 2x2, .... are squares, not rectangles, somehow, i find this post something weird, it is not gmat problem!


Squares are also rectangles, actually.
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chesstitans wrote:
what? 1x1 and 2x2, .... are squares, not rectangles, somehow, i find this post something weird, it is not gmat problem!


Squares are also rectangles, actually.


so, if this question appears on the real gmat, how can i intepret it? I talk about square and rectangle

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