## Help identifying Hidden Triples/Doubles

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### Help identifying Hidden Triples/Doubles

In row 3, it would seem that I have a triple in columns 2, 8, 9
{37} {137} {137} but simple sudoku gives me an error when I remove the {5} from column 2. Why???

In row 6, columns 7 and 8 form a pair with {14} {14}, but can't do that with {17} {17}. Why???

*-----------------------------------------------------------*
| 1 3457 35 | 69 2 56 | 4579 8 347 |
| 9 457 8 | 3 17 15 | 6 2 147 |
| 6 357 2 | 4 179 8 | 1579 137 137 |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
| 37 6 13 | 5 34 2 | 8 9 147 |
| 8 9 4 | 1 6 7 | 3 5 2 |
| 357 2 135 | 8 34 9 | 147 147 6 |
|-------------------+-------------------+-------------------|
| 23 13 9 | 7 8 4 | 12 6 5 |
| 245 15 6 | 29 19 13 | 1247 1347 8 |
| 24 8 7 | 26 5 136 | 124 134 9 |
*-----------------------------------------------------------*
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flet

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Thanks Udosuk!
Last edited by wapati on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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### Re: Help identifying Hidden Triples/Doubles

flet wrote:In row 3, it would seem that I have a triple in columns 2, 8, 9
{37} {137} {137} but simple sudoku gives me an error when I remove the {5} from column 2. Why???

In row 6, columns 7 and 8 form a pair with {14} {14}, but can't do that with {17} {17}. Why???

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` *-----------------------------------------------------------* | 1     3457  35    | 69    2     56    | 4579  8     347   | | 9     457   8     | 3     17    15    | 6     2     147   | | 6     357   2     | 4     179   8     | 1579  137   137   | |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------| | 37    6     13    | 5     34    2     | 8     9     147   | | 8     9     4     | 1     6     7     | 3     5     2     | | 357   2     135   | 8     34    9     | 147   147   6     | |-------------------+-------------------+-------------------| | 23    13    9     | 7     8     4     | 12    6     5     | | 245   15    6     | 29    19    13    | 1247  1347  8     | | 24    8     7     | 26    5     136   | 124   134   9     | *-----------------------------------------------------------*`

r3c289 do not form a hidden triple of {137} bacause {17} can appear in other cells on the row, namely r3c57.

Similarly, r6c78 do not form a hidden pair of {14} or {17} because 1,4,7 can appear in other cells on the row...