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# How many black checker pieces are on each checkerboard?

## Answer

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###### August 21, 2010 8:50PM

Each side has **twelve** checker pieces .

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If you mean "How many squares are on a checker-board?" then:
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P.S. you spelt 'board' wrong :/
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