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  1. #1 Sudoko 
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    im almost certain that there must be a mathematical progress probably with maticies or similtanious equations or perhaps even some sort of sequences to complete the popular sudoko puzzles.... for the life of me i cant figure it out, possible its simple and ive overlooked something basic. is there a way to slove these puzzles using maths or is it simply logic that must be used? if there is a way to use in mathematicaly what is it?
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    I am sure you can write a computer program to solve these puzzles and if that is the case then since the entire operation of a computer program can be reduced to mathematics then there is a mathematical solution. But not all problems have trivial mathematical solutions. And anyway, why spoil all the fun?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellmckain
    And anyway, why spoil all the fun?
    you spoil the fun because you can, isnt that why we do anything with the sciences? plus. . . . im evil haha
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    unfortunately i'm not that good at explaining these things in words.

    but i can tell you that its just a proccess of elimination, what can go in each square as opposed to what can't.

    thats basically it. there are just some proccesses that build on that idea.
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    I can't do them either. When the number of undetermined "floating" numbers gets to more than two, I can't process it any more.
    "It is comparatively easy to make clever guesses; indeed there are theorems, like 'Goldbach's Theorem' which have never been proved and which any fool could have guessed." G.H. Hardy, Fourier Series, 1943
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellmckain
    I am sure you can write a computer program to solve these puzzles
    Sudoku computer programs have already bee written.
    I don't suffer from insanity, i enjoy every minute of it

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