Problem: The Scientific Skater

It will be seen that this skater has marked on the ice sixty-four points or stars, and he proposes to start from his present position near the corner and enter every one of the points in fourteen straight lines. How will he do it? Of course, there is no objection to his passing over any point more than once, but his last straight stroke must bring him back to the position from which he started.


It is merely a matter of taking your pencil and starting from the spot on which the skater's foot is at present resting and striking out all the stars in fourteen continuous straight lines, returning to the point from which you set out.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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