This paper is a reply to the challenge by Helsing and Jonsson (2002, ASME J. Appl. Mech., 69, pp. 88-90) for other investigators to confirm or disprove their new numerical results for the stress intensity factors for a crack in the neighborhood of a circular inclusion. We examined the same problem as Helsing and Jonsson using two different approaches - a Galerkin boundary integral method (Wang et al, 2001, in Rock Mechanics in the National Interest, pp. 1453-1460) (Mogilevskaya and Crouch, 2001, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Eng., 52, pp. 1069-1106) and a complex variables boundary element method (Mogilevskaya, 1996, Comput. Mech., 18, pp. 127-138). Our results agree with Helsing and Jonsson's in all cases considered.