Saturday, April 18, 2009

Let's SUDOKU!


Before I was addicted to blogging, I was fond of solving SUDOKU. For those who have no idea about it, Sudoku is a number puzzle consisting, in its classic form, of a square divided into nine squares, with each smaller square divided into nine boxes, thus forming an overall grid of 81 boxes.

Sudoku appears in pages of most daily local or national newspapers. This game looks simple but it’s not unless you have the
techniques. Believe me, the first time I tried to solve one easy puzzle, I got a headache that lasted until the next day.

But I did not stop there – constant practice as most Sudoku solvers said is the best way to get into this puzzle. Now, I could say, I can solve perfectly.

Here’s how to solve it.

1. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each row.



2. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each column.



3. Fill the grid so that the numbers 1 through 9 appear in each 3x3 box.



4. A complete Sudoku puzzle contains the numbers 1 through 9 in every row, column, and 3x3 box.



This puzzle is as addictive as blogging. Try it! Take note: The rule of the puzzle is that each row, each column and each 3 x 3 box must contain numbers from 1 to 9. And if you are to add all numbers in each row, column and 3 x 3 box each of them will give you a total of 45.
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15 comments:

poging (ilo)CANO said...

wheeew...sudoku!

naalala ko tuloy x-gf ko...hilig niya kasi yan eh!..jan kami minsan nagtatalo kasi diko masagotan mga binibigay niya sa akin...hehehe..

The Pope said...

I was addicted to this Soduko game, and I have installed this game in my PC desktop as well in my PDA at iyon halos wala akong nagagawang work sa opis because of this game, but now I'm addicted to blogging.

Thanks for sharing bro and God bless.

Ruphael said...

@Pogi,

Alam ko ayaw mo lang sagutin kasi wala sa Sudoku ang isip mo..hehe

^_edSie_^ said...

waaahhhh... dito sumakit ung ulo ko.. hehe

Mike Avenue said...

Eh, magaling ako dito dati. Nahulog lang ako sa Ferris Wheel kaya medyo nakalimutan na ang technique.

Pero, seriously, nakaka-adik nga ito like blogging. Maganda ito sa mga bata at students. Mahahasa ang Math na hindi nararamdaman na boring pala. Pati logic at reasoning, mahahasa din. At higit sa lahat, mahahasa ang tiyaga ng isang tao. Iyan ang pinakamahalaga. Kahit hindi masolve ng mabilis, basta't nagtiyaga, okey talaga.

Jessie said...

wow master ka talaga sa numbers. ako sumasakit ulo ko dyan. hanggang 1-5 lang ako :)
Enjoy Sudoku!

Lord CM said...

Ok na sana eh...seryoso...kaso natawa ako bigla sa comment ni Pogi...lolzzz

Kaya siguro nakipag break kay pogi kasi di makasagot sa sudoku nyahaha

EǝʞsuǝJ said...

aww..sudoku...

nadugo utak ko pag naglilibang ako sa pamamagitan nito..
mas kasundo ko kasi yung crossword puzzle...

mahina kasi ako sa math..hehe

JEE said...

waaa!! nakakasakit kaya yan sa ulo!! naalala ko yung boss ko. sabi saken sagutan ko daw yung suduko na nasa dyaryo. nakita niya kase! utusan ba ako! duh?! hehehehehe

nareceive mo na kuya yung niforward ko kanina lang?

Josh of Arabia said...

i hate numbers (how ironic)..kaya iwas ako dito :D..

pareho pala kayo ng hilig ng bestfriend kong bean counter from MAF. asus, may book pa sya nyan.

si bruder talga humble ako fake accountant lang eh.

sige na nga sagot ko na lemon juice :D

Ruphael said...

@Pope,
Hinay-hinay lang bro baka dahil sa blogging di mo natatapos work mo sa office..

You're right, Sudoku is very addictive.

@edsie,
Inom ka lang lage ng panadol na red para di sasakit ulo mo sa Sudoku..Pero alam mo, kung malaman mo lang talaga ang technique nyan I assure you..it's the best libangan..

@Mike,
Wala akong masabi..I'm with you..

@Jessie,
Tuloy mo lang..more than 50% ka na eh..6-9 na lang makakompleto ka na..

@LordCM,
'Wag namang ganun..Mabait naman si Pogi..hehe Takaw pansin kasi ExGf niya..

@Jen,
Mas madali ito sa CW..

@Jee,
Ba't di mo sinagutan? Alam mo bang kasama 'yun sa sweldo mo? hehe

Thanks pala Jee sa pinu-forward mo.. I got it..

@AJ,

Promise ha, lemon juice sayo..hehe

john said...

i still could not understand how to play this game until now i'm really terrible when it comes to numbers

Ruphael said...

@John,
Noong una din di ako marunong nito..May technique 'to..Trial and error din 'to..Halimbawa (refer to the picture). On the first column, the given numbers are 7 5 8 3 6. Ang wala dito ay numbers 1 2 4 9. Di mo alam ang correct placement ng mga naturang numbers (1249). Kaya ang gawin mo ay "elimination method". May dalawang maliliit na box after number 7. Anong numbers ang pwede dito? Ang pwede dito ay 149 (kasi may number 2 na kasama sa box) lang.So, paliit ng paliit ang posibilities. Study the second column. The given are 5461. In this case, di mo pwedeng ilagay ang 1 or 4 right after the 7 kasi may 1 and 4 na sa column. Now eliminate nubmers 1 and 4..Sa makatuwid ang pwde mo lang ilagay right after the number 7 is number 9..

HARI NG SABLAY said...

naadik din ako niyan, pero hndi ako magaling,haha

carolina said...

Here is a good reason to hate sudoku puzzles :)