## stuck - plz help!

Advanced methods and approaches for solving Sudoku puzzles

### stuck - plz help!

this is a 'hard' puzzle from the sudoku program. the green numbers are the initial ones. i've filled in some easy black ones and got stuck. i asked the computer for a hint and it tells me i should be able to place a '6' in the blue box. can anyone give me the logic please!

Guest

IMHO, this seems a poor hint - it's two steps to get there. A better hint would be that you can place a 4 in R9C4, and this then leads to the 6 in R9C1.

The reasoning for the placement of the 4 involves the 8s in block 9.
simes

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Hello tek. Hints are random. They are not derived logically. When you take a hint, you take a gamble as to whether it will help you or not.

This (and more) is explained in the Help Topics. Bring up the Help window and go to the Index, then go to "Hints" and select the sub-item (also called) "Hints"... and you could look in the other sub-items as well. Hope that helps.

- Wayne
Last edited by Pappocom on Sun May 29, 2005 8:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Pappocom

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thanks guys, i see R9C4 and how it leads to R9C1 now thanks to your tip simes

also... im sure i had the two remaining 7's at R1C1 and R5C3 but i cant remember how i got them, can you see?
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