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    Can you solve this?

    Get a pen and a paper and lets see if you can draw this WITHOUT taking your pen of the paper or re-tracing any of the lines...




    Just to let you know this is REALLY hard and there is only one way to solve this also please explain
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    its pretty obvious where the start and end points are, after that i thought it was pretty straight forward, not gonna explain it yet though - give other people a chance
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    Yep, done it.
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    Anyone who says they can do it is not telling the truth.

    It is physically impossible to draw such a shape since it has more than 2 points on it with an odd number of lines coming out of that point.

    Therefore you can never draw the entire thing without a) taking your pencil off the paper or b) retracing steps.
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    Marc speaks the truth.
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    Damn. I have just realised I did not do it, I cheated.

    It is actually impossible, on a second look.

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    Originally posted by halsey
    Damn. I have just realised I did not do it, I cheated.

    It is actually impossible, on a second look.
    Remember always try to cheat after seeing the clever people's opinion . Otherwise it gets a bit embarrasing :saint:

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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Anyone who says they can do it is not telling the truth.

    It is physically impossible to draw such a shape since it has more than 2 points on it with an odd number of lines coming out of that point.

    Therefore you can never draw the entire thing without a) taking your pencil off the paper or b) retracing steps.
    There is one way to do it without retracing steps and without taking your pencil of the paper...lets see if anyone can find out...till then Ill keep the answer to my self

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    I solved this.

    You have to keep another paper half covered over the paper you are drawing on, draw two sides of the square like a right angle and the pen coming to rest on the top paper. Make a semi circle on the top paper and then pull it away so that your pen will rest at a point on the third angle, draw the first diagonal, then a semi-circle to the left, then complete the other two sides of the square which leads you to the corner from where you can draw the second diagonal and then you are free to draw the remaining three semi-circles and complete the picture.

    Sounds thoroughly confusing, I know but that's the only way to explain it....
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    Anil is correct. Well explained anil.

    I was told about this some 4 years ago.
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    To sum it up in one word: Cheat!

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    To sum it up in one word: Cheat!
    Not really...I never said you cant do what anil did...

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    To sum it up in one word: Cheat!
    Don't sum it up like that, Neil. Explain where I cheated....

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    Tongue-in-cheek, mate

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    Originally posted by sachintendulkar
    Not really...I never said you cant do what anil did...
    If the pen switches sheets at any point, it by definition leaves the paper, since the paper has a tangible width, so there wil be a moment when the pen is not on paper.

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