# Think Outside the Box

Question

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

Answer

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
6 years, 2 months ago

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1. How can $2$ and $2$ add upto $3$ ?

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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@Tushar Malik If you're asking about the question you commented on, them it is for you to find out how it is possible. If I write the answer, others won't be able to enjoy. If you still want the answer, mail me. But I think you've got mixed up.....I have posted 2 different puzzles, note that they're on different longitudes (or possible latitudes)...-o:

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Wrong answer..the correct answer is "By mistake"......anyways, thanks for that answer.... :Y

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Oh! I thought the answer is "if I have added them"

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Woah!!! Super Duper awesome.........Getting amazing answers....... :H

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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........

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Option C- All three.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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All three because the shooter shoots 'one of them', not one of the birds.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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......

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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How many birds remain dead or alive?

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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!

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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'.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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!!!!

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Gosh!! This is getting crazy......

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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@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.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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I agree deaf birds ha ha

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Option A- Only one.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Option B- Two remain.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Actually, the nine dots problem can be done in three lines

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Yes, it can. My teacher told me how.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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Then, tell us how?

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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How?

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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I have found it k)

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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It can.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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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.......

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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

- 6 years, 2 months ago

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