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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Brain Teaser...

Can you connect all the dots with just 4 straight, connected lines without lifting your pen from the paper? (Please don't write on your screen though!)

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:49 am

    I can do it but when I draw on the screen it stays there. Can you help?

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  2. barcodebryan10:25 am

    Tippex, or any other brand of correction fluid will do the trick.

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  3. Anonymous10:44 am

    Thanks. That worked perfectly.

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  4. Yes, you do a sort of arrow shaped thingy - the trick being that you have to think "outside the box", so to speak.

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  5. Anonymous11:26 am

    The questions's not phrased properly to be a proper brain teaser - it should end "without lifting your pen from the paper"

    Otherwise it would be bloody easy - 2 diagonal, one horizontal, one vertical all meeting at the centre = 4 lines, all dots connected.

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  6. Thank you for the correction Anon. You are quite right. I've now amended the question to include "without lifting your pen from the paper".

    And, Mike, you are quite correct.

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  7. barcodebryan11:48 pm

    If you're getting really frustrated with this puzzle here's a handy hint: ignore the middle dot....simple.

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