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# Think Outside the Box

Question

How can you join the $$9$$ dots with just $$4$$ straight lines without lifting off the pencil?

What d'you understand from the following-

...........................................S T A N D.................................................................................. ...........................................0 2 3 4 5...................................................................................

Simply nothing, because "No one under stand"......:D.

These were some of the 'Think outside the box' logical puzzles I've seen. I'm pretty sure you also must've seen things like them. Please post all the 'Think outside the box' or logical puzzles you know,, so that we may enjoy them. I will also try to post all which I know in the comments. And of course, do not forger to like ans reshare it for all to see.

Satvik

Note by Satvik Golechha
3 years ago

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Actually, the nine dots problem can be done in three lines · 3 years ago

But it can't be done in 3 lines without lifting off the pencil. · 3 years ago

It can. · 3 years ago

If you show me how to join those 9 dots with just 4 straight lines without lifting the pencil, assuming the dots to be of no length and breadth, I'll give you a chocolate. I think you're making two parallel lines meet at infinity....... · 3 years ago

Not at infinity but a long distance. It is slanted but this slant touches the points. · 3 years ago

Oh! I see. But then you are considering the points to have a positive length or breadth, which is against their definition......... · 3 years ago

I have found it k) · 3 years ago

How? · 3 years ago

Yes, it can. My teacher told me how. · 3 years ago

Then, tell us how? · 3 years ago

If there were $$3$$ birds sitting on the branch of a tree, and a shooter shoots one of them, then how many remain? This question needs some serious voting........ · 3 years ago

@Satvik Golechha My answer would be '0' birds. When the hunter shoots one of them, the sound of the gun would scare the birds away. The killed bird would then fall down. · 3 years ago

There can be some brave birds or the birds can be deaf(if there are birds who are deaf ;)) · 3 years ago

I agree deaf birds ha ha · 3 years ago

Option C- All three. · 3 years ago

Yes, the answer is 'all three' because you asked "how many remain", not "how many remain alive" or "how many remain dead". As the body(although dead) is there, this is the answer, I suppose. · 3 years ago

Yup!! In fact, from three different point of views, all three options can be proved correct....maybe I should make a fourth option 'All of these'. · 3 years ago

Hey, I have just got a "5th" option after "all of these" and it says "Not even a single bird remain". This is because the question says "3 birds sitting on the branch", so they could be sitting one after another in a row and hence, when the shooter shoots "one of them", the first one in the row. The bullet speed was so fast that it penetrated the 1st one, then the 2nd one and then the 3rd(just like the 'plank' question). So, the answer can also be NOT EVEN A SINGLE BIRD. This is awesome, one statement, 5(or even more) answers!!!! · 3 years ago

Gosh!! This is getting crazy...... · 3 years ago

All three because the shooter shoots 'one of them', not one of the birds. · 3 years ago

Superb!! English is a crazy language. There's ambiguity everywhere, but let us assume for the sake of the question that 'them' refers to the birds...... · 3 years ago

How many 'what' remain? Does what refer to the shooter, the birds, the branches of the tree, etc.? · 3 years ago

The birds, of course. Had it been anythin' except the birds, would the question make sense~? · 3 years ago

How many birds remain dead or alive? · 3 years ago

Forget it..... If I say 'How many remain alive', then you're gonna ask How many remain alive on the tree or off the tree. You're not gonna leave this question flawless! · 3 years ago

Option B- Two remain. · 3 years ago

Option A- Only one. · 3 years ago

1. How can $$2$$ and $$2$$ add upto $$3$$ ?
· 3 years ago

@Satvik Golechha I'll paste the URL: http://popstrip.com/s/2-plus-2-equals-3/frames/2-plus-2-equals-3-001.png · 3 years ago

Oh! I thought the answer is "if I have added them" · 3 years ago

Woah!!! Super Duper awesome.........Getting amazing answers....... :H · 3 years ago

Why you wrote 2 and 2 add upto 3. I understood that 2 remain so you wrote it, but what about the other one · 3 years ago