# How many balls are there in the picture?

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How many balls are there in the picture?

SherlockHolmes Expert Asked on 2nd September 2015 in

There are are 16 balls visible and are in the picture that’s the answer.

But if it’s a Pyramid of balls then the total amount is 20 (since a pyramid made of balls is 3 sided, not 4 sided).

The top level:                                1 ball
1st level from top:                     3 balls
2nd level from top:                   6 balls
Bottom level:                               10 balls
=20 balls total

kennyke Curious Answered on 19th March 2020.

Pyramids with triangular bases have 3 sides but this is a square base pyramid as evidenced by the angle perspective (4 sided is a 90 degree corner) and not all balls touch on all sides as shown here. So build each level similar to above but you have 16 base (4×4), 9 level 2 (3×3), 4 level 3 (2×2) and 1 top = 30. 16 is a clever acceptable answer if you consider just hose that you see (2d) despite the appearance of a complete, uniform, 3D pyramid. 🙂

on 13th May 2020.

It is most probably a 4 side triangular base pyramid.
So there are 25 balls.
Base: 12
2nd: 8
3rd: 4
And Top:1

Detective Expert Answered on 2nd September 2015.

See above, you’re right it’s a square 4 side base but recheck your math lol… a base of 4 x 4 = 16 balls, etc. per above = 30.

on 13th May 2020.

If pyramid than 25.
Base – 12
2nd – 8
3rd – 4
Top most – 1

swati Curious Answered on 1st October 2015.

Number of balls seen = 16,

If it is a real pyramid  then 25, But NUMBER OF BALLS I AM SURE OF(visible) is 16

Detective Expert Answered on 2nd September 2015.

Why can’t it be 16+9+4+1=30?

baskaranar Starter Answered on 18th May 2016.

As, we are not sure, if balls are on back of the picture,

We can only see 16 balls in the picture

on 18th May 2016.

baskaranar – that’s right! it’ a square base pyramid.

on 13th May 2020.

25

dhruv Curious Answered on 30th November 2017.

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