Rows of Roses

Can you draw 4 straight lines, without taking your pencil off the paper, which pass through all 9 roses?

9 roses

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  • Year 9, Wilmslow High School
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  • Where is the answer to the 16 flowers?
  • Transum,
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  • Here's a clue to get you started. Number the flowers from 1 to 16 in the normal way. The first line passes through flowers 1, 2, 3 and 4 and extends slightly beyond the edge of the square. The second line then passes throught 8, 11 and 14 and also extends slightly beyond the edge of the square.
    Can you complete the other four lines given this start? The full answer is available to Transum subscribers below.
  • Stacey, Student Teacher
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  • Can you cross a flower more than once?

    [Transum: Yes Stacey, you can.]

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Answer to Flowers

 

Extension

Can you draw 6 straight lines, without taking your pencil off the paper, which pass through all 16 flowers:

16 roses

 

 



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