## How to amaze your friends in seven easy steps!

1) Get easily impressed friends.

2) This is a Trefoil Knot, and this is a Surgeon's Knot:

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3) Splice the two knots together (note, of course, that the result is
still knotted).

4) Gather four strands of the spliced together knots, as pictured:

5) Break the strands!

6) Give one full twist!!

7) Reattach the strands and VOICI!

### It's Unknotted!

myriad examples (including some infinite collections of rope tricks),
various theorems, and one conjecture, click for my
thesis . This example is due to K. Motegi.

**Chaim Goodman-Strauss**
Dept. Mathematics
Univ. Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
*strauss@comp.uark.edu*
* 501-575-6332*