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Old 2004-05-01, 20:12   #1
violett
 
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I need help with a trace puzzle. It has a box with an x in it and on each side of the box is a half circle. It looks kind of like a flower with an x in it. Please help me its driving me nuts!!!
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Old 2004-05-01, 20:54   #2
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Violett,

On the drawing, look at each point where lines come together - count the number of lines that meet there and write it next to the point.
Now count the number of points that have an odd number next to them.
  • 0 odd points: Start from any point, the figure should be easy to trace.
  • 1 odd point: Start from there, try to finish at the second point you visit.
  • 2 odd points: Start at either odd point, try to finish at the other one.
  • 3 odd points or more: Your puzzle is impossible to trace.
    - It is a 'trick' puzzle, designed to show you the truth of this rule.
Hope this helps.
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Old 2004-05-02, 02:23   #3
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I think it is a trick puzzle then it has 4 odd points and 1 even (in the center). At least now I won't go nuts!!!
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