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Para
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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:43 pm    Post subject: Examples of Law of Leftovers.

Hi all

There have been a lot of questions about Law of Leftovers. So i thought it might be handy to show some examples of the eliminations you can make with Law of Leftovers.

I used Ruud's puzzles 32 and 33 for the examples.

Example No. 1 (Puzzle 32)

 Code: Nonet Numbering 111233333 112222333 114442263 144555266 148555269 448555669 748866699 777888899 777778999

This example would be called Law of Leftovers on Column 789. I have drawn a red line between Column 6 and 7 to make it clear. There are 3 nonets (i number them 3, 6 and 9) that are almost completely in Columns 7,8 and 9. They have 4 cells that are on the left of the line(not in column 7,8,9): R1C56 + R7C56. These cells contain the same digits as the cells that are in Column 7,8,9 but aren't in the 3 nonets, namely R3458C7.

First elimination(pink circles):
We know R7C6 = 8, so R3458C7 must contain an 8. The only place for an 8 is R5C7.
So we know R5C7 = 8.

Second elimination(blue circles):
After placing the 8 in R5C7, R3458C7 contain the digits 2,3,6,8 and 9. So R1C56 + R7C56 can only contain 2,3,6,8 or 9.
So we can eliminate 5 and 7 from R17C5.

Third elimination (purple circle):
R3458C7 are all in the same house(column 7). So they can contain each digit only once. So also R1C56 + R7C56 can contain each digit only once. Because R7C6 = 8, there can't be an 8 in any of the other 3 cells.
So we can eliminate the 8 from R1C5.

Example No 2 (Puzzle 33)

 Code: Nonet Numbering: 112222333 111225333 112225633 114455663 444456666 744556699 774588899 777588999 777888899

This would be called Law of Leftovers on Row 789.
Again a red line is drawn, this time between row 6 and 7. 3 Nonets (7, 8 and 9) have almost all their cells in Row 7,8 and 9 except 3 cells that are above the line: R6C189. These cells are equal to the cells in Row 7,8 and 9 that don't belong to these 3 nonets: R7C34 + R8C4.

First elimination (pink circles + pink lines):
We know R7C4 = 1. So R6C189 must contain a 1. The digit 1 can only be in R6C89, so one of these has to contain a 1. Therefor we can eliminate 1 from all digits that see both these cells. So we can eliminate 1 from R6C7(same row as both cells), R8C8 and R9C9(same nonet as both cells).

Second elimination (blue circles + blue lines):
We know R6C1 = 2. So R7C34 + R8C4 must contain a 2. The digit 2 can only be in R7C3 or R8C4, so one of these has to contain a 2. Therefor we can eliminate 2 from any cell that sees both cells. So we can eliminate 2 from R4C4 (same nonet as R7C3 and same column as R8C4).

I hope this will help everyone in their search for Law of Leftovers moves.

greetings

Para
Para
Yokozuna

Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 384
Location: The Netherlands

 Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Hi Would anyone like me to translate this into Dutch? Wil iemand dat ik dit in het Nederlands vertaal? greetings Para ps. no, i can't do it in any other languages, sorry
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