Can you connect the above \(9\) dots with just 4 straight lines which can be drawn without lifting the pencil off the paper? If yes, then how ? If no, then why ?

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Good job! Can you do it some other way, if possible ?

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Solution in Single Line !!Step 1. : Draw 9 dots (3x3) on 'post it paper'

Step 2 : Fold paper in Zip Zag manner in such a way that all 9 Dots are on the top edge (See image)

Step 3: Join all three mountain edge side paper together.

Step 4: Draw a line with Pencil (thick nib pencil ) on those dots.

Step 5: Straighten the paper (You are done :))

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I guess that's the way of doing it sir! @Michael Mendrin

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HAHAHA...But the lines don't pass through the centers of all the black circles. :P

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Yes, that the only problem sir. But as Michael sir, had said that the dots are considered as having non-zero diameters. . . I submitted this. :P

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I can actually do it with 3 straight lines without lifting the pencil off the paper, because the white dots have non-zero diameters. But can it be done with 4, if the white dots are white points instead?

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Sir, can you add a pic of how will you do it with 3 straight lines without lifting the pencil off the paper, and will your lines pass through the center of every white dot with non-zero diameter ?

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Sandeep, here's the graphic

...but I did this because I just sat down here with my coffee and didn't see what Sravanth hath already wrought. I must admit, his is the nicer picture.

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Consider the dots as matrix , just naming purpose.

connect \(a_{11},a_{22},a_{33}\)

from \(a_{11}\) join it with \(a_{12},a_{13}\) produce it to point \(P\) outside, this is our second straight line

From \(P\) join it with \(a_{23},a_{32}\), produce to any point \(Q\), third line

from \(Q\) join it with \(a_{31},a_{21},a_{11}\) , this our final fourth line

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It would look better, if you can add a pic of it.

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can we make the lines by repeating dots more than a one

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