IJPAM: Volume 82, No. 5 (2013)
Department of Business Information
Faculty of Information Management
Osaka University of Economics
2, Osumi Higashiyodogawa Osaka, 533-8533, JAPAN
Abstract. Sudoku is now popular in many countries. This article explains the history and mathematics behind Sudoku. This includes the basic rules of Sudoku, a trial-and-error solution method, a discussion of the number of patterns completed, minimum Sudoku, and the application of Euler's Latin squares. The popularity of Sudoku in the UK is also discussed.
Received: October 13, 2012
AMS Subject Classification: 11A02, 00A09, 97A20
Key Words and Phrases: Sudoku, number-place, minimum Sudoku, Latin squares
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DOI: 10.12732/ijpam.v82i5.4 How to cite this paper?
Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395