In the prior article in this series on how to solve Sudoku puzzles, we had made a few breakthroughs and successfully solved nearly 2/3 of the entire grid. Now let’s see what we can do to keep building on this success. Continue reading
In the previous article in this series on how to solve Sudoku puzzles, we solved 1/3 of the grid using process of elimination and paying attention to which numbers were missing, and then tying up the loose ends and finishing up where our thought process led us. Now it’s time to look to some different parts of the grid and see what we can see. Continue reading
One of the best ways to learn how to play Sudoku is to watch the step-by-step analysis and process of making decisions in solving an actual Sudoku puzzle. Sudoku is a fascinating game because it combines simple elements (only the number 1 through 9) with infinite possible combinations of how those numbers are arranged – leading to deep complexity and hours of fun and challenge.
To get better acquainted with the rules of Sudoku and basic Sudoku strategies, follow along with this step-by-step guide to solving a Sudoku puzzle: Continue reading
In the final video in this series, the Sudoku Professor explains 2 more reasons why the “brute force” method is so difficult to use. He then goes on to explain a better way to solve your Sudoku puzzles. Specifically, he introduces us to the “column elimination” technique. Continue reading