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Numerical path (Posted on 2008-09-23) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Draw only one continuous line into the 8x8 diagram below, which begins in the left cell above (with a 01) and ends in the right bottom cell (with a 33). The line must pass through all the numbers from 01 to 33 (through the center of each cell), once and only once through each one, and can run only horizontally or vertically (not diagonally). Besides, the line may not cross itself.

Far from being a trial and error problem, this can be solved logically.
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 01  | 16  | 05  | 20  | 25  | 09  | 21  | 01  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 18  | 10  | 27  | 26  | 11  | 17  | 12  | 32  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 32  | 11  | 15  | 19  | 08  | 06  | 27  | 20  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 17  | 04  | 13  | 24  | 30  | 28  | 31  | 02  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 25  | 10  | 02  | 26  | 04  | 28  | 22  | 13  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 05  | 14  | 30  | 08  | 15  | 31  | 19  | 06  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 23  | 07  | 24  | 16  | 29  | 22  | 18  | 19  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
     | 03  | 12  | 09  | 03  | 07  | 14  | 23  | 33  |
     +-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
Rating: 2.5000 (2 votes)

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re: Methods used? | Comment 5 of 11 |
(In reply to Methods used? by ed bottemiller)

I did not finish without some trial and error.  At some point, after all the inferences are completed, the center is unsolved.  At that point I can only see this as trial-and-error.  There are at least three solutions and as pointed out, some solutions have more than one path.

Third solution would switch the 15, 19, 22, and 28 used by Dej Mar

Edited on September 23, 2008, 6:33 pm
  Posted by Leming on 2008-09-23 18:32:47

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