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Mine sweeping (Posted on 2006-04-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In the popular game of Minesweeper, the object is to find all the mines. If you click on a square it shows a number from 0 to 8 indicating how many of the adjacent squares contain mines. If you click on a mine, you lose.

Can you figure out where the mines are in the below board? Blank squares indicate that it is unknown whether there is a mine in that space. Squares with numbers contain no mines (or you would have already lost).

+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   | 2 | 2 | 2 |   | 2 |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   |   |   |   | 3 |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 |   | 3 | 1 |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   |   | 2 |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| 2 | 3 |   | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   | 2 |   |   |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   | 2 |   | 2 | 1 | 2 |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+

See The Solution Submitted by Tristan    
Rating: 4.0000 (6 votes)

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solution | Comment 5 of 6 |

One solution is as follows

if the columns are numbered from left to right as 1 to 7 and row are labeled as a,b,c,d,e,f,g from top to bottom then.

Then the mines are in the following blocks

a5,a7

b2,b3

c5

d2,d5,d7

f1,f3,f4,f7

g7

This was an interesting one.

 

 


  Posted by salil on 2006-04-13 02:36:03
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