Subject: Re: J.J.Sylvester's puzzle
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 21:51:50 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny

Dear Brandon:

One solution to your problem appears on p282 of M.Gardner's Time Travel. This is one of the problems on which J.J.Sylvester spent his last years, not just three days. Number 9 points:

123
456
789

Now stretch the upper and bottom rows symmetrically so that points 368, 148, 269, and 247 form four lines. Other six: 123,456,789,258,357,159.

Best regards,
Alexander Bogomolny

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