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I see the 7, now why a 3?

 
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pat1m



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:39 pm    Post subject: I see the 7, now why a 3? Reply with quote

Here is another one I am stuck on.

Code:

+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 1268    168     12678   | 13678    18       4   | 238    5    9   |
| 4       9       568     | 368      2        356 | 38     1    7   |
| 3       158     12578   | 178      1578     9   | 4      6    28  |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 7       2       18      | 9        6        15  | 58     4    3   |
|168      3       4       | 18       158      2   | 9      7    568 |
| 5       68      9       | 4        3        7   | 68     2    1   |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 168     1568    13568   | 2        79       1368| 1567   39   4   |
| 9       7       12356   | 136      4        136 | 1256   8    256 |
| 1268    4       12368   | 5        79       1368| 1267   39   26  |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+----------------+

The next move is supposed to be a 3 in r2c7. Please explain.
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Marty R.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: I see the 7, now why a 3? Reply with quote

pat1m wrote:
Here is another one I am stuck on.

Code:

+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 1268    168     12678   | 13678    18       4   | 238    5    9   |
| 4       9       568     | 368      2        356 | 38     1    7   |
| 3       158     12578   | 178      1578     9   | 4      6    28  |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 7       2       18      | 9        6        15  | 58     4    3   |
|168      3       4       | 18       158      2   | 9      7    568 |
| 5       68      9       | 4        3        7   | 68     2    1   |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+-----------------+
| 168     1568    13568   | 2        79       1368| 1567   39   4   |
| 9       7       12356   | 136      4        136 | 1256   8    256 |
| 1268    4       12368   | 5        79       1368| 1267   39   26  |
+-------------------------+-----------------------+----------------+

The next move is supposed to be a 3 in r2c7. Please explain.


First, there's a "7" in c5 which shouldn't be because of the "79" pair.

Look at box 5. The "8" must go in row 5, which eliminates the "8" in r5c9, leaving r3c9 as the only "8" in c9. Thus, the "3" is left standing in r2c7 after the "8" is eliminated.
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pat1m



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for pointing out the answer.
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