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Solving Sudoku

Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

Solving Sudoku

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 49 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

What’s the key to solving Sudoku problems when you’re at your wits’ end? Training your mind to look for patterns and to use careful logic, just like mathematicians. This lecture is packed with helpful techniques and strategies for overcoming even the most difficult Sudoku grids. Among those you’ll learn about: crosshatching, miniboxes, naked pairs and triples, and the unique rectangle rule. These tricks can even be used to solve variations on traditional Sudoku puzzles.


May 31, 2016