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Problem of the Day Problem of the Day next Geometry - Connect the Dots 82 - 83
Draw exactly four straight lines that connect the nine dots in the figure below. You cannot lift your pencil once you start to draw. You cannot lift your pencil once you start to draw. next
I have to draw four straight lines that connect all nine dots. However, I cannot lift my pencil off the paper once I begin to draw. After several tries, I was not able to connect the nine dots with four lines. I then realize that I must draw lines beyond the dots to connect all nine dots with four straight lines. If I start at the bottom left corner, I will draw a diagonal line to the top right dot.
Then, I will draw a vertical line down beyond the last dot. Next, I will draw a diagonal that connects the two dots and continues beyond. Finally, I will draw a horizontal line through the top row of dots. My diagram follows showing the solution. I have followed the directions and have solved the problem within reason.