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15-07-2019, 04:45 PM
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How on Earth do you do it?!!
I've looked and looked at different instructions and still none the wiser.
Do you have to be a maths genius?
I think I have some kind of number blindness, never been good at maths. It was a huge stress for me at school and only learned how to do percentages and stuff at work.

Any easy to understand tips would be welcome.
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15-07-2019, 04:49 PM
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I do Sudoku daily so hope this helps..oh and use pencil

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Ummm...
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15-07-2019, 05:05 PM
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Oh no I understand your puzzled expression completely, TessA.
I've had a go at Suduku before and fail dismally trying to figure it out
I'll stick to The Daily Mail crossword. I can usually polish that off in a tea break.
Good luck!
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15-07-2019, 05:09 PM
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Try watching this one because one explanation will click with you. Look at all the squares and numbers with her as it helps. As a maths hater if I can learn anyone can.

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15-07-2019, 05:15 PM
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I was ok until she put 5 in the top left square, how did she know that was right?
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15-07-2019, 05:23 PM
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I'm a whizz at Sudokus, I discovered them in something like 2002 or 3, and couldn't leave them alone for about 15 years. But quite often pass nowadays, preferring Gogens and Battleships, both found in the London Evening Standard.

I can't explain Sudokus and how to do them other than saying ... it's a process on elimination: instead of thinking where the numbers should go, think of where they shouldn't go.
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15-07-2019, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TessA ->
I was ok until she put 5 in the top left square, how did she know that was right?
If you look at that square again on the clip and freeze at 3.51

3. .9
8 .4
7


She was comleting the down row which needed 3 spaces filling in. Counting 1 to 9 the numbers needed were 2, 6 and 5.
Looking across you can see that there was already a 5 on the line so no go. then the 2 was on another line also the 6 was also used.. now watch and see from 3,51 on the clip how she placed that 5 and hopefully it will make sense then.

I can tell you that for someone like me that has always been useless at maths the sense of achievement is great
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15-07-2019, 05:33 PM
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How did she know the 4 didn't go in top square bottom left?
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15-07-2019, 05:38 PM
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How did she know the 4 didn't go in top square bottom left?
Go to 3.24 on the clip and freeze . She is counting the empty squares needed on the second line across and only needs 2 numbers. Those numbers are 4 and 5
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