Logic Masters India (LMI) | ||

| ||

LMI November Sudoku Test - Renban GroupsModerators: SmallContestMods69 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3 | View previous thread :: View next thread |

LMI Tests -> Monthly Sudoku and Puzzle Tests | Message format |

Administrator |
| ||

Location: India | | ||

Administrator |
| ||

Location: India | Logic Masters India announces November Sudoku Test — Renban Groups Author : Zafer Hüseyin Ergan Date : 13 ^{th} and 14^{th} November Sudoku Types : 10 types, 1 6X6 and 1 9X9 from each type. Each Sudoku has Renban Group constraints Length : 100 minutes IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests?test=M201011S | ||

purifire |
| ||

Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author Posts: 460 Location: India | and what exactly are the Renban Group constraints? :) | ||

debmohanty |
| ||

Location: India | purifire - 2010-11-03 9:40 AM Please spend a moment checking the IB OR the submission page OR both :-) and what exactly are the Renban Group constraints? :) Here it is - Each Renban Group is a set of grey painted cells connected to each other, either orthogonally or diagonally. Each Renban Group must hold distinct consecutive digits, in any order. Renban groups may cross across 3X3 boxes / 2X3 boxes / irregular regions. | ||

purifire |
| ||

Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author Posts: 460 Location: India | debmohanty - 2010-11-03 9:43 AM Please spend a moment checking the IB OR the submission page OR both :-) Here it is - Each Renban Group is a set of grey painted cells connected to each other, either orthogonally or diagonally. Each Renban Group must hold distinct consecutive digits, in any order. Renban groups may cross across 3X3 boxes / 2X3 boxes / irregular regions. Oops.. my bad... Didnt notice that the IB was already up :) | ||

purifire |
| ||

Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author Posts: 460 Location: India | Administrator - 2010-11-03 9:24 AM Logic Masters India announces November Sudoku Test — Renban Groups Author : Zafer Hüseyin Ergan Date : 13 ^{th} and 14^{th} November Sudoku Types : 10 types, 1 6X6 and 1 9X9 from each type. Each Sudoku has Renban Group constraints Length : 100 minutes IB and Submission Link : http://logicmastersindia.com/lmitests?test=M201011S In the shifted Sudoku, can it be assumed that the actual sudoku is a torroidal sudoku with the renban group constraint?? In the Ib the author mentions that the position of the 1-6 digits is incidental... not sure what is intended? Rishi | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Hi Rishi, Yes it is actually a toroidal sudoku with the renban group constraint. I marked the standard 2x3 blocks with red rectangles in the solution of the example. If you check this you can see that digits 1 to 6 are placed exactly once into those red rectangles. But it is not necessary which means that there may be duplicating digits in those red rectangles. Extra note just try to explain this is an incidental situation. I have designed also a 9x9 shifted sudoku with renban groups for the puzzle portal of German site http://www.logic-masters.de/. Here is the direct link for that one: http://www.logic-masters.de/Raetselportal/Raetsel/zeigen.php?id=000... If you try to solve this one with given rules you'll see that there will be some duplicating digits inside the standard 3x3 blocks. I hope the explanation is helpful. Zafer (shiftedsudwithrbg.JPG) Attachments ---------------- shiftedsudwithrbg.JPG (22KB - 2 downloads) | ||

Minfang Lin |
| ||

Posts: 40 Location: China | Chinese version is available on http://www.sudokufans.org.cn/forums/index.php?showtopic=125 if you want to play examples online, click the image of puzzle on the left. ( please use IE7/8 or Chrome) | ||

purifire |
| ||

Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author Posts: 460 Location: India | Thanks Zafer... The explanation is indeed helpful :) Looking forward to the test.. Rishi | ||

purifire |
| ||

Odd Even & Twisted Classics (SM 16/17) Author Posts: 460 Location: India | purifire - 2010-11-03 3:30 PM Thanks Zafer... The explanation is indeed helpful :) Looking forward to the test.. Rishi solved the example on LM Germany and it was really a great puzzle.. :) Rishi | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Minfang Lin - 2010-11-03 3:11 PM Chinese version is available on http://www.sudokufans.org.cn/forums/index.php?showtopic=125 if you want to play examples online, click the image of puzzle on the left. ( please use IE7/8 or Chrome) for Chinese translation. It is also very good that the examples may be played online I tried also playing in Firefox and I can say there was no problem also in Firefox Regards, Zafer | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | purifire - 2010-11-03 3:51 PM solved the example on LM Germany and it was really a great puzzle.. :) Rishi Hi Rishi, for your kind words I'm glad you liked it. I wish you will also enjoy the actual puzzle during the test. Zafer | ||

vopani |
| ||

WSPC Organizer Posts: 731 Location: India | In the note for Shifted Sudoku, it says 'The numbers 1~6 must not occur in standard 2x3 boxes'. 'Must not occur' or 'May not occur'? | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Hi Rohan, It is actually stated that "In the example numbers 1~6 is occured once inside standard 2x3 blocks. But it is not a MUST. Therefore there may be some duplicating digits inside these 2x3 standard blocks for 6x6 shifted sudoku (and 3x3 standard blocks for 9x9 shifted sudoku)". In order to clearify this note I'll try to prepare a 6x6 shifted sudoku with renban groups in which there exist duplicating digits inside 2x3 standard blocks and try to share it here soon. Regards, Zafer | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Here comes my new 6x6 shifted sudoku design. Regards, Zafer (shiftedsudwithrbgex2.JPG) Attachments ---------------- shiftedsudwithrbgex2.JPG (18KB - 8 downloads) | ||

debmohanty |
| ||

Location: India | Rohan Rao - 2010-11-03 8:36 PM In the note for Shifted Sudoku, it says 'The numbers 1~6 must not occur in standard 2x3 boxes'. 'Must not occur' or 'May not occur'? Rohan, it is "May not occur". It is basically a Toroidal Sudoku with special shapes of 2X3 or 3X3 blocks. [ So it should be much easier than a toroidal sudoku ] Zafer, thanks for uploading another example. | ||

vopani |
| ||

WSPC Organizer Posts: 731 Location: India | Ok. Got it. Thanx Zafer and Deb. Looking forward to this test :-) | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Hi to all. Here comes the answer of my second 6x6 shifted sudoku example. You can see the duplicating digit or digits inside the standard 2x3 blocks. Spoiler: showThanks Deb for your help on spoiler usage. Regards, Zafer Edited by zhergan 2010-11-04 1:15 PM | ||

gramar |
| ||

Posts: 9 Location: United Kingdom | I'm looking forward to this one and have managed to complete all the 6 x 6s in the instruction booklet apart from one - the Symmetric Unequal Sudoku. I expect I'm missing something really obvious but I can't work out which cells are 180 degrees symmetric to each other. Can anyone try and explain it to me please? Thanks. | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | Hi, In the symmetric unequal sudoku cells that are 180° symmetric to each other cannot have same digits. Keeping in mind that R corresponds to row and C corresponds to column; If we talk about 6x6 R[n]C[k] can never have the same digit as R[7-n]C[7-k] all n, k from 1 to 6 and if we consider 9x9 this time R[n]C[k] can never have the same digit as R[10-n]C[10-k] for all n, k from 1 to 9 (of course not both 5 same time). Try to apply this rule once. You'll see it works. Hope it is more clear now. Regards, Zafer | ||

zhergan |
| ||

Posts: 32 Location: Turkey | And who are interested about symmetric unequal sudoku may try to solve my 9x9 example on LM Germany site with the following address: http://www.logic-masters.de/Raetselportal/Raetsel/zeigen.php?id=000... It is not a hard one also. You may try it as an exercise. Zafer | ||

gramar |
| ||

Posts: 9 Location: United Kingdom | Yes - I've got it now! Thanks for taking the time to reply - I've never come across this sudoku variant before. It's always great to come across a new puzzle type so I will go and try out the 9 x 9 now! Regards. Christine | ||

debmohanty |
| ||

Location: India | Some more Symmetric Unequal Sudokus from our older tests (without renban constraints) From Classic Look Alikes Click here to solve online From Classic Look Alikes Click here to solve online from Mock 12 Click here to solve online from Mock 12 Click here to solve online | ||

lmunira |
| ||

Posts: 8 Location: India | Hi, I cannot see any link to the IB for the test. Is there something that I am missing? Munira. | ||

debmohanty |
| ||

Location: India | lmunira - 2010-11-09 1:11 PM If you are using a small screen computer, please scroll towards your right. Hi, I cannot see any link to the IB for the test. Is there something that I am missing? Munira. We are having this problem for a while now. High time we get it fixed :-) | ||

69 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3 |

Search this forum Printer friendly version |

(Delete all cookies set by this site) | |

Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software © 2002-2022 PD9 Software | |