Learn how to solve level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 9
Learn how to solve easy Sudoku by going through the step by step quick solution to the Sudoku for beginners game 9. For more practice, bonus of easy Sudoku.
First solve the following level 1 easy Sudoku game that we'll soon solve in quick and simple steps.
In this 9th Sudoku beginner session, we will directly take up step by step solution of the Sudoku game that was the exercise in the last session.
To know the basics of Sudoku in more details please go through the solution of Sudoku for beginners 1 or Sudoku for beginners 2.
Solution to the level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 9 Stage 1: Let's find the first few valid cells
We'll now solve the following level 1 easy Sudoku game 9.
Following the conventional strategy of starting scan for digit 1 we get successes: R2C4 1 by scanning for 1 in R3 -- R5C6 1 by scanning for 1 in R5, C4.
Scanning for next larger digit 2: R5C3 2 by scan in R4, R6 -- R3C5 2 by scan in C6 -- R3C6 5 by exception in top middle major square.
Going back to conventional scan strategy, now we'll scan for 3 (with no success with 1 or 2): R5C6 3 by scan in C4, C5. No more success with 3.
Scanning for 4: R6C3 4 by scan in R4 -- R2C1 4 by scan in C2, C3 -- R3C7 4 by scan in R1, R2, C9 -- R8C6 4 by exception in C6 -- R9C8 4 by scan in R7, R8, C7 -- and lastly R5C5 4 by scan in C4 -- R7C5 7 by exception in C5 -- R7C4 9 by exception in bottom middle major square.
Following is the game status after taking the first stage actions.
Solution to the level 1 Sudoku for beginners game 9 Second stage
Continuing scanning for next larger digit 5: R7C3 5 by scan in R9, C1, C2 -- R8C8 5 by scan in R7, C7, C9. Digit 5 over.
With no success for both 6 and 7 we get a break with scan for digit 8: R2C2 8 by scan in R1, R3, C3 and that's all for 8.
Scanning for largest digit 9: R4C7 9 by scan in R5, R6 -- R8C9 9 by scan in R7, C7 -- R9C2 9 by scan in R8, C1, C3 -- and lastly, R2C8 9 by scan in R1, C9.
Digit 9 over -- R9C7 7 by exception in R9.
Taking up strategy variation of going back to scan for yet to be completed smaller digits, next success is by scan for 1: R9C3 1 by scan in R7, R8 -- R4C2 1 by scan in C1, C3. Digit 1 over.
Scanning for next incomplete digit 2: R1C2 2 by scan in R3, C3 -- R8C7 2 by scan in C8 -- and lastly R2C92 by scan in R1, R3 -- R2C3 7 by exception in R2.
Observe that this last valid cell won't have been possible just by scan for 7.
That's the power of scan and by exception valid cell finds working together.
Game status at this stage is shown below.
Solution to the level 1 easy Sudoku for beginners game 9 Third and final stage
Opportunistic hit for 7 in R8C1 7 by scan in R7, C2 -- R8C2 6 by exception in R8 -- R7C1 3 by exception in bottom left major square -- R4C1 6 by exception in C1 -- R7C8 6 by exception in R7.
The last but one 6 created an opportunity of valid cell by scan: R5C4 6 by scan in R4 R4C4 8 by exception in C4 and central middle major square -- R4C3 3 by exception in R4 and left middle major square -- R1C3 6 by exception in C3 -- R3C2 3 by exception in C2 and top left major square -- R3C9 6 by exception in R3 -- R6C9 7 by exception in C9 -- R5C7 8 by exception.
in R5. Only 4 empty cells left.
At this late stage also we adopt scan method again: R1C8 7 by scan for 7 in C7 -- R6C8 3 by exception in C8 -- R6C7 6 by exception in R6 -- R1C7 3 as exception in R1, C7 and top right major square - all three parent zones.
Final solution shown below.
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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.