**A chess board** is a square board that has **8 rows and 8 columns of squares.**

To count the number of squares on a chess board, we can start by counting the number of 1×1 squares. **There are 64 of these because there are 8 rows and 8 columns.**

**Next, we can count the number of 2×2 squares.** There are 49 of these because there are 7 rows and 7 columns where a 2×2 square can fit.

We can continue this process for **3×3 squares, 4×4 squares, and so on.**

In total, **there are 204 squares on a chess board.**

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