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What techniques will help me solve maths square puzzles?

With maths square puzzles the first technique is to look at each of the sums in turn and get a feel for how many answers there are.

Sometimes you will find there is a sum that only has one possible answer and in which case it can be written right in.

Or you may find that you don't know the order exactly, but you do know - say - that a particular sum must contain a 5.

Since each number appears only once in the puzzle then this means that 5 can appear nowhere else. This is valuable information and eliminating possible values from other sums means that you can reduce their options and this is often the key to solving maths square puzzles.

Maths square puzzles should have one solution that you can reach through whittling down the options gradually, you should not need to take a blind guess in order to solve maths square puzzles.


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