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Lesson Two: Sudokus

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:46 am
by Arianna Stonewater
Here you can discuss Lesson Two: Sudokus.

Have questions about the assignment? Maybe you stumbled across something interesting relating to the lesson? Post it here!

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Re: Lesson Two: Sudokus

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 am
by Khaleesia Marie Lilith
Hey everyone, for anyone who has done the Part Five for this assignment which 3x3 square did you start with that you thought was easiest to finish the puzzle with? (having a little bit of trouble solving it.)

Re: Lesson Two: Sudokus

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:46 pm
by Arianna Stonewater
Khaleesia Marie Lilith wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 am
Hey everyone, for anyone who has done the Part Five for this assignment which 3x3 square did you start with that you thought was easiest to finish the puzzle with? (having a little bit of trouble solving it.)

For things like this, i start with the corners and make notes about what numbers could go in each square. For example, in the top left corner, there is a 2-square section that adds up to 4, so you know that 1 and 3 must be in those squares, so no other squares in that top 3x3 section or that column! That means that the 2-square section in that 3x3 can only be 2 and 4. There is another 2-square section in the bottom right corner so that also must contain 1 and 3. Hope that helps!

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Re: Lesson Two: Sudokus

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:10 pm
by Chantel Poole
I also found it helpful to do more research on the puzzle type outside of what what taught in the lesson.
For example, if a 2-cage has a total of 3, 4, 16, or 17 there is only one combination of values that can be used. (3=2+1, 4=3+1, 16=9+7, and 17=9+8.) 3-cages with only 1 combination are: 6=1+2+3, 7=1+2+4, 23=9+8+6, 24=9+8+7.
Just keep at it, it’s so satisfying once you get it 😊

Sodokus are my favorite - but this is the first time I’ve ran across this kind!