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Forty-two pieces (Posted on 2005-11-30) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Forty-two pieces, numbered from 1 to 42, are disposed in a 6x7 grid, so that each pair of consecutive numbers are in cells that touch each other horizontally or vertically, not diagonally. Below, there are two partial drawings of the grid, where only 3 numbers appear, but only one of the two is correct.
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    | 11 | 20 |    |    |    |    |    |    | 11 | 20 |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    | 31 |    |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    | 31 |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
|    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |    |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+    +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
          (first drawing)                         (second drawing)
Justify what is the correct drawing and complete its filling.

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Answer Comment 11 of 11 |

The required arrangement is as follows:


10  11  20  21  22  23  42   
9   12  19  18  17  24  41
8   13  14  15  16  25  40
7   30  29  28  27  26  39
6   31  32  33  34  35  38
5   4   3|  2   1   36  37

  Posted by K Sengupta on 2009-03-06 04:22:32
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