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need help on my daughter's homework **ANSWER INSIDE!!!**

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rick88blaze, May 28, 2003.

  1. rick88blaze

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    need help on my daughter\'s homework **ANSWER INSIDE!!!**

    we need to figure out how to draw the shape below with one continuous line, you can go through the corners more than once, but you can't lift your pencil off of the paper, and you can't draw over a line more than once. any help will be greatly appreciated.

    [​IMG]

    HERE IT IS!!!
    OK, the correct answer is that there is no way to do this one without cheating. my daughter was the only one out of her class of 30 students that got it right. we sent a note with her asking for the correct answer, all of the other kids cheated to complete it. thanks to all who tried to help us with this. if you ever need help, just let me know.
     
  2. chevyfumes

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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    cooked my brain.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    we've been messing with it for about 3 hours off and on now, it's got me, my wife, daughter, and a buddy of mine fried on it, my buddy's kid is in her class, so he's got the same [naughty word] to mess with.
     
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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    usually i can figure out these brain teasers....but this is a new one....let me know the answer once u figure out

    NITRO
     
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    sux 2 b u....good luck /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    i THINK i got it...kind of hard to draw..i kind of did it with my pencil on the screen...i think the basic idea is you have to do each trangle one by one in a certain way..like go around one traingle..than another and to another..and theres only like one or two ways i think you can do it so once you figure it out its kind of obvious..give that a try for awhile and see if you can come up with anything..
     
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    if or when we get the answer, i'll post it up. i'm sending a note with her to school tomorrow to ask her teacher for the answer. my head was pounding when i finally gave up on it.
    rick
     
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    ok I got it...
    now how do I explain it /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    call the top corner intersection # 1 and label each intersection clockwise last one should be 8 and well call the middle #9

    go 8-1-2-8-7-6-8-9-6-5-4-9-2-3-4-6

    make sense?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I hate those damn things! I actually sent a note to school w/ my son asking what in the world theyre thinking giving that to a 3rd grader when myself or my wife couldnt figure it out.

    I think it was something along the lines of how many triangles can you find? PERSONALLY, I cant see how theres a wrong answer to that kind of question. It asks how many you can find....I only found X, good for you if ya found Y. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    After thinking about it some more I think it was 1 triangle w/ a zillion little triangles inside it all crossing eachother and such. It was a mess! LOL!
     
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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    When I did it your way, I didn't connect point 2 to point 4....
     
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    If i followed your directions right, that still leaves the line between 2 and 4 out. kinda like this.
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    Re: need help on my daughter\'s homework

    rick88blaze, you’re not crazy. There is no real answer to this problem; it is an exercise in futility. It is intended to encourage students to be free thinkers and think out side the box. In order to complete the exercise you simply fold the paper over (drawing on the backside of the paper carry your line over) to allow your pencil to finish the puzzle and not re-cross a line. By doing this you do not re-cross a line and you do not lift your pencil. Sometimes it not the question of the puzzle but the answer that is the puzzle. Iceman /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    ooops I got it confused with the 40 drawings on the page...sorry /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    your last sentence hit it on the nose, b/c your first paragraph, just puzzled the sh!t out of me even more, i understand getting the kids to be free thinkers, but the part about folding the paper /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif i still don't get that, i'll mess around with that idea, and let you know if i get it to work or not.
     
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    no problem stickseler, we've got about 10 pages of these partially completed drawings laying around. you should see my wife right now, she left to go up to her work to have some of her customers, and coworkers mess with it.
     
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    Simple, draw the square boxe's first, then the inside cross X. never leave;s the paper, and You will have to hit two line's twice, for a short distance. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Start at the top, work counterclockwise, until outer box is done. At the top again, draw down to where the center box is, draw to the right, then down, then to the left, then up, then do the X from top left to bottom right, and back across the box, and do the last line in the X.
     
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    that's all fine and dandy, but you can't go over any line more than once. i think iceman is right when he said that it can't be done.
     
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    I have a huge book of these if I can find it I'll post the answer.... Although I do know you go outside the box to do it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    -Jeremy
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    and you can't draw over a line more than once.

    [/ QUOTE ] so you can back track (over lap?) if so... poc, i just did it twice, thinking i couldn't
     

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