A Puzzle to Challenge

The Story of the Four

I used to use this little puzzle in my Introduction to World Religions and pose it now to whomever may read this post.

The object is to connect all nine dots by using no more than four lines.

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Sounds pretty easy right?

Well, there are a few rules:

A) You may use no more than four lines

B) The lines must be straight (if you change direction, that counts as a new line)

C) No picking up your pen or pencil

D) No backtracking

Are you game?

“Well copy down the diagram below and  go for it,” I say (rubbing my hands together, chuckling to myself).

When you are done, please fill out the poll below and in the next couple days, I will return with the answer and a little discussion of the  puzzle.



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2 thoughts on “A Puzzle to Challenge

  1. I was introduced to this one many years ago in a Creative Studies class. On my blog (betterendingsnow.com) there is a guest blog by Denise Naughton called “There is No Box!”


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