Learn how to solve level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 11
Learn how to solve easy Sudoku by going through step by step quick solution to the Sudoku for beginners game 11. To practice, solve 4 exercise Sudoku games.
This is the last beginner level Sudoku game play. At the end of this session we'll leave you this time with as many as 4 new easy Sudoku games to practice on.
From the next session we'll start solving medium level 2 Sudoku games.
Before going through the step by step solution of 11th Sudoku beginner level game, first solve the game presented below yourself.
If you feel the need to brush up the concepts and techniques of how to solve easy Sudoku for beginners games quickly and systematically, go through the solution of Sudoku for beginners 1 or Sudoku for beginners 2.
In this 11th Sudoku beginner session, we will directly take up step by step solution of the Sudoku game that was the exercise in the last session.
Solution to the level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 11 Stage 1: Let's find the first few valid cells
We'll now solve the following level 1 easy Sudoku game 11 step by step quickly and systematically.
Digit 1 having no success by row column scan, next higher digit 2 is scanned for: R8C9 2 by scan for 2 in R4, R5 -- R2C8 2 by scan for 2 in R1, R3, C9 -- R8C7 2 by scan in C8, C9. And that's all for 2.
Scan for next higher digit 3: R3C8 3 by scan for 3 in C7, C9.
With no more 3, scanning for 4: R8C9 4 by scan in C8 -- R9C5 4 by scan in R7, R8, C4 -- R1C7 4 by scan in R3, C9 -- lastly R2C6 4 by scan in R1, R3, C5. Digit 4 over.
Scanning for 5: R3C4 5 by scan in C5, C6 -- R7C8 5 by scan in R9 -- R9C8 9 by exception in bottom right major square -- R5C8 8 by exception in C8.
Opportunistic scan for 5: R5C7 5 by scan in R4 -- R3C7 8 by exception in C7 -- R4C9 9 by exception in right middle major square.
Opportunistic scan for 9: R3C6 9 by scan in R1, C5.
Following is the game status after taking the first stage actions.
Solution to the level 1 Sudoku for beginners game 11 Second stage
Opportunistic scan for 9: R5C2 9 by scan in R4, R6, C3 -- R8C1 9 by scan in R9, C2, C3 -- R7C4 9 by scan in R8, R9, C5, C6. Digit 9 over.
Opportunistic scan for 7: R5C5 7 by scan in R4, R6 -- R5C3 6 by exception in R5 -- R9C1 6 by scan in R7, R8, C3 -- R4C4 6 by scan in R6, C6.
R6C1 5 by scan R4 -- R4C1 3 by exception in left middle major square -- R2C1 8 by exception in C1 -- R8C2 8 by scan for 8 in R7, C3 -- R9C4 8 by scan in R7, R8 -- R4C6 8 by exception in R4.
Going back to scanning for 2: R7C5 2 by scan in R8, C6 -- R9C3 2 by scan in R7. Digit 2 fully filled.
Game status at this stage is shown below.
Solution to the level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 11 Third and final stage
Opportunistic scan in very favorable zone of bottom left major square with only two empty cells: R7C3 3 by scan for 3 in C2 -- R7C2 1 by exception in bottom left major square.
R7C6 7 by exception in R7 -- R2C3 1 by exception in C3 -- R3C5 1 by scan for 1 in R1, R2 - R3C2 6 by exception in C3 -- R1C2 5 by exception in top left major square -- R8C4 1 by scan in C5 -- R6C6 1 by scan for 1 in C4 -- R6C4 3 by exception in C4, R6 and central middle major square -- R1C6 3 by exception in C6 -- R8C5 3 by exception in R8 and bottom middle major square.
R1C5 8 by scan for 8 in R2 -- R1C9 6by exception in R1 -- R2C9 5 by exception in C9 and top right major square -- R2C5 6 by exception in the whole game.
Final solution shown below.
The cell choices at a stage may be more than one and it may very well be possible that you may complete the game with lesser number of scanned rows and columns.
At this level of the game, completing the game is not difficult, but you may keep one more objective of improving upon our solution steps in total count of rows and columns scanned.
More important is the fact that in solving the easy Sudoku beginners games, we haven't used any other more sophisticated Sudoku techniques than strategic row column scan and valid cell by exception.
This is the hallmark of easy Sudoku games at level 1.
Four games for you to solve
We leave you here with four new games to solve. We will continue with Sudoku level 2 game playing. Beginner level game playing ends here for us.
Game 12 and its solution:
Game 13 and its solution:
Game 14 and its solution:
Game 15 and its solution:
We will meet again in our second level Sudoku game play.
Sudoku for beginners learning and practice sessions
Sudoku for beginners 11 - Learn and practice Sudoku level 1
Second and higher level Sudoku games
You will get links to all the 2nd level Sudoku game solutions at Second level Sudoku.
Links to third and higher level Sudoku game solutions are available in the main Sudoku page.
It is recommended that without jumping over any of the hardness levels, one should progress through solving higher level Sudoku games strictly step by one step up. For example, you shouldn't play a 3rd level Sudoku game without being comfortable in solving 2nd level games.