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How to solve sudoku as a beginner


Like physical health needs a routine exercise to stay fit, so does your brain. Sudoku keeps your brain healthy and happy. Don't worry if Sudoku initially seems a little frightening to you as a novice player. We will provide you the step by step guide of solving sudoku as a beginner. By the end of this blog, you'll be ready to tackle puzzles with confidence!

Before moving forward let us first discuss what is sudoku exactly.


What is Sudoku?



Apart from being a game, it's a feeling that boosts confidence and creates curiosity. Sudoku is a number puzzle that consists of a 9x9 grid divided into nine 3x3 subgrids. The goal is to fill in the grid with all the numbers from 1 to 9 so that no number is repeated in any row, column, or 3x3 subgrid.


Understanding the basics

  1. Rows and Columns: Each row and column in the grid must contain the numbers 1 to 9, without repetition.

  2. Subgrids : Each of the nine 3x3 subgrids must also contain the numbers 1 to 9, without repetition.

  3. Given Numbers: Some numbers are already filled in the grid before you start called “givens”, for your help.

Steps to solve sudoku as a beginner

  1. Look for rows, columns, or subgrids that are nearly complete, it's easy to figure out the missing figures. First try to fill them.

  2. Subtract the numbers already present in rows, columns and sub grids.

  3. Fill in the empty cells using pencil to figure out possibilities, this will help you avoid mistakes.

  4. In some cases, a number can only fit in one specific cell within a row, column, or subgrid, known as "unique candidate."

  5. The more you practice, the better you'll get at solving puzzles more quickly. Start with easy and gradually move to harder levels.

Common mistakes to avoid

#Guessing: Avoid guessing the numbers. Sudoku is a logic puzzle, so guessing can result in mistakes. To find the correct numbers, apply logic and subtract repeated figures.

#Rushing: Double-check your work. Rushing can lead to errors that are difficult to correct later on, complicating your first sudoku experience.

#Overcomplicating: Use simple tactics, majority of sudoku puzzles can be solved using basic logic

Additional tips

• Solve online sudoku puzzles to help you learn and practice often. The tools might offer ideas and explanations to help you

•Joining a sudoku community and solving a puzzle every day will help you stay consistent with your practice

•Try to compete with others and improve your problem solving skills.

Conclusion

You've come this far with enough knowledge of techniques to get started. You can solve even the toughest sudoku puzzles just by implying simple strategies illustrated Now that you know how to solve Sudoku, pick a puzzle and begin practicing. Tell us about your sudoku practice, perhaps we have something for you.

Happy solving!

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