Draw nine dots a page. Can you join them with just four straight lines? 


9 dots question


Hint: to solve this you have to think a little ‘outside the box’!



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  1. Start from the bottom right dot, draw a line through the central dot ending on the top left.
  2. Connect the top row, but don’t stop on the top right – continue on to the next dot if the pattern continued.
  3. Now draw a line through the middle right and middle bottom – continuing again to where the next dot would be.
  4. Finally connect the remaining 2 dots in an upward line.