The vertical/horizontal number of rectangles is trivial: If the rectangle dimensions are s[x],s[y] and the board dimensions are b[x], b[y] then there are ( b[x] - (s[x] - 1) ) * ( b[y] - (s[y] - 1) ) squares there of that size. Now for the diagonal rectangles: 1 * 1 rectangles: ----------------- If the diagonal rectangle is 1*1 then for C ( b = (1,1) ) = 0, and C(b(2,1)) = 1 , C(b(3,1)) = 2 and so C(b(n+1,1)) = n; (C == count of 1*1 diagonals rectangles) C(b(2,2)) = 4 , C(b(2,3)) = 7 , C(b(2,4)) = 10 , C(b(2,n+2)) = 4+n*3 C(b(3,3)) = 12 , C(b(3,4)) = 12+5 = 17 C(b(3,n+3)) = 12 + n*5 C(b(4,4)) = C(b(3,4)) + 7 ; C(b(4,5)) = C(b(4,4)) + 7 And in general: * C(b(1,1)) = 0 C(b(n+1,1)) = C(b(n,1)) + 1 * C(b(n+1,n+1)) = C(b(n+1,n)) + 2*n+1 * C(b(m+1>n+1,n+1)) = C(b(m, n+1)) + 2*n+1 2 * 1 diagonal rectangles: -------------------------- C(1,1) = 0 ; C(2,1) = 0 ; C(2,2) = 2 (but there are two possible directions in which the 2 * 1 block can be aligned so it's twice that and 4). C(2,3) = 4 ; C(2,4) = 6 ; C(2,step) = 2 C(3,3) = C(2,3) + 4 ; C(3,4) = C(3,3) + 4 ; C(3,step) = 4 C(4,4) = C(3,4) + 6 ; C(4,5) = C(3,4) + 6 ; C(4,step) = 6 C(5,step) = 8 C(6,step) = 10 C(n,step) = n-1 * 2 2* 2 diagonal rectangles: ------------------------- C(1,1) = 0 ; C(2,1) = 0 ; C(2,2) = 1 C(2,3) = C(2,2)+1 ; C(2,4) = C(2,3) + 1 ; C(2,step) = 1 C(3,3) = C(2,3) + 3 ; C(3,4) = C(3,3) + 3 ; C(3,step) = 3 C(4,4) = C(3,4) + 5 ; C(4,step) = 5 C(5,step) = 7 C(6,step) = 9 C(n,step) = n*2-3; 1*3 diagonal rectangles: ------------------------ C(1,1) = 0 ; C(2,1) = 0; C(2,2) = 0 C(2,3) = 1 (in each direction - so 2 * 1 overall) C(2,4) = C(2,3) + 1 ; C(2,step) = 1 C(3,3) = C(2,3) + 3 ; C(3,step) = 3 C(4,4) = C(3,4) + 5 ; C(4,step) = 5 C(n,step) = n*2-3 General diagonal rectangles analysis: ------------------------------------- Since the rectangles stop at midpoint, we can treat the board as having units of 2. The points can be either (2x, 2y) or (2x+1, 2y+1). If the origin is point (Ox,Oy), then the dimensions of a w*h diagonal rectangle are: ( Ox , Oy ) ( Ox - w , Oy + w ) ( Ox - w + h , Oy + w + h ) ( Ox + h , Oy + h ) The complete span is (w+h) * (w+h) (but the origin of the span is not at a lattice point). So we need the straight square with dimensions x==[-w, h] * y==[0, w+h] Without loss of generality, let's assume that w >= h. For b[x] = 2x' ; b[y] = 2y' (board dimensions), the points for such a span are: 1. For even points: x==[w , 2x' - h] * y==[0, 2y'-(w+h)] (divided by 2 and rounded down and while ignoring values beyond the board dimensions.) 2. For the +(1,1) points: there are (x'-1) * (y'-1) points like that. and they follow the same rules: (1, 3, 5...) * (1, 3, 5...)