How many squares are in this 2x2 grid?

There are 5 squares in 2 by 2 grid. Here's how it breaks down.

There are 4 of the 1 x 1 squares.

There is 1 of the 2 x 2 squares.

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A 2X2 grid equals = 4 squares within

The original square 2X2 = 1

Total amount in a 2x2 square = 5 squares