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Connect the Dots II

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#30391
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:*** (2.21)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:JakeAadminus*mod!!!

 

 

 



Using only 3 straight lines, and without lifting your pencil, can you connect all the dots?







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Comments

Kdsuarez*ph
May 03, 2006

Very clever
Mellew*us*
May 03, 2006

kewl but i didnt get the hint...
calmsaviorAus*
May 03, 2006

without dot thickness, this wouldnt be possible.
blablablaAus*
May 03, 2006

good1
choptlivvaAus*
May 03, 2006

I've seen this one before.... but never the answer!! Love it!!
Ouchy1*us*
May 03, 2006

dont see how you got an image onto braingle!
wizofaus*au*
May 03, 2006

Surely you could also use a very thick leaded pencil, such that the pencil-drawn line simultanouesly touched the sides of two dots from neighbouring rows.
mitzimesserAil*
May 04, 2006

Interesting solution. I have heard of this one, but never knew the answer. It never occurred to me to make the spots thicker.
Tiberius*
May 05, 2006

You can do it in 1 line. just use a really thick line!
aaks94Aus*
May 05, 2006

i liked it!
alec5216us
May 05, 2006

tricky
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 05, 2006

whoa thats awesome!
dolphingurl12Aus*
May 06, 2006

How did you get the dots on here???
dolphingurl12Aus*
May 06, 2006

Oh, I just realized it's Jake's teaser, and his website, and he can do whatever he wants.
kimberlykayAus**
May 09, 2006

liked it...guess that is what you would call "thinking outside the box"
Punk_RockerAus*
May 10, 2006

That's neat. Nice one.
irar1792Aus*
May 10, 2006

a kid in my math class challenged the teacher to this puzzle at the begining of the school year. he said that if she didn't figure it out, she had to give him extra credit points. after a few days, she told him that she had the answer at home, but had forgotten it! i don't know if he ever got the extra credit, but its not like he needed it!
dabombzus
May 11, 2006

Cool
momcallahan
May 11, 2006

I thought you would draw either 3 separate lines and then draw curvy lines (they're not straight) to connect them, or would just draw a huge curvy line.
Not my favorite one, sorry. Seen it too often.
wildsiren82*us
May 12, 2006

I was thinking of drawing a really thick line after reading the hint... but that was really good!
fem81uken*
May 13, 2006

i never thought of that way
jazzmusician46Aau*
May 14, 2006

That's literally thinking outside the square! Very good. Thanks.
ManInTheShadowsus*
May 21, 2006

Think out of the box, very nice
mmmcla01A*
May 22, 2006

irar1792-are you sure the challenge to your teacher wasn't using 4 lines? It is a more common way to demonstrate "thinking outside the box".
Onslaught*us
May 22, 2006

purdy good
PineappleMamaAus*
May 24, 2006

Sarcastic... gotta love it, but I still like the version I submitted better!
kooltoozia*
May 25, 2006

Ummmm hello... we're not using pencils... we're using computer mice!!!
qqqq*
May 27, 2006

I like teasers like these. Even though I can never solve them.
GebbieRoseAus*
May 28, 2006

just lookin' at my computer screen this was kinda hard. your hint gave it away, otherwise... ??
(user deleted)
Jun 01, 2006

a piece of cake.....ive seen it na kase.....
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jun 15, 2006

Clever way to get me, once again, Jake. Keep them coming!!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 16, 2006

LOL I was working on this elaborate way. I forgot, TRICK
danielzermanAau*
Jun 19, 2006

good one
akl21Aus*
Jun 20, 2006

I liked it! I remembered seeing that one before, though, so I got it. But the first time I was stumped, so good job!
sftball_rocks13*
Jun 22, 2006

I liked it, but my confusion was over wether this was a trick or not...
kittyloverhan22Apl*
Jun 29, 2006

I'm sorry, but I don't like it much at all.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Aug 06, 2006

seen it before but never had a solution til now. I think it was ok.
poisonivy9494*au*
Sep 13, 2006

this is soooooooooooo boring and easy. get some new ones. no offense to the person that sent it in...just...get some new ones.
atin_ag*in*
Sep 19, 2006

sorry to say but i do not like it
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 30, 2006

This particular teaser was always easy, if you could catch the trick. This is an interesting teaser, and it is brought out in good taste. Keep up the great work.
twinklyspangle*en*
Oct 04, 2006

I liked it! I have just drawn it out to trick my boyfriend with when he comes home!
ShriyaAin*
Oct 16, 2006

Well, sorry to say but diagrams're never to scale!
Lizzie713Aau*
Oct 26, 2006

well done
I have seen it many times but still a classic
Thanks
Wookiee*us
Nov 24, 2006

sorry, NOT all of the dots were connected. Just the ones with the lines through them
EnderofGamesAca*
Jan 21, 2007

You should put 3 straight connected lines, because you could just put 3 horizantal/vertical lines.

But great, none the less.
vikingboyAus*
Jan 23, 2007

enderofgames...the teaser says yuo can't lift your pencil, so three horizontal lines will not work.

I'm with others that say the three line answer is cheating in that the real puzzle of this type uses 4 lines, this version cheats on the definition of a "point"
reptile5000Aus*
Jun 09, 2007

you could just make one line, or keep the pencil in the same spot, and have someone else move the paper, lol
mepapaAus*
Feb 15, 2008

would't you need to pick up your pencil just to get started? I know Iknow we're on computers...... but still
thisisme91
Apr 04, 2008

hee hee, my brother showed me that before. Still good though...
Gwendalla*us*
Jun 05, 2012

There's also another answer. If this wasn't on the computer I would show you...
brains2beauty96Aus
Jun 15, 2012

Haha I liked this one... my teacher showed it to us in my accelerated 3rd grade class
sealsrock123
Dec 30, 2012

I had found this out. My dad showed me, and then I felt stupid. I would have never guessed it!
spikethru4*au*
Jan 01, 2013

I would not lift my pencil at all but use a pen

Good teaser - old as the hills though.



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