new puzzle challenge
04-04-2015, 07:02 PM
Post: #33
 Claudio L. Senior Member Posts: 1,885 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: new puzzle challenge
(04-02-2015 11:11 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  Early pruning of the search is probably also advisable, I suspect it doesn't save a lot of searching but every bit helps.

The search space can be reduced by forcing the first corner chosen to be the smallest corner and not producing the six rotations for each solution. The first corner can then only range from 1 through 14 and the other corners must be larger.

- Pauli

If we are discarding, then the count would start from 3, as 1 and 2 are easy to discard as follows:

If a vertex contains 1, the 2 adjacent variables can only be 18 and 19 (left and right, or viceversa doesn't matter), because n(i)+n(i-1)>=19.
The following corners would have to be:
38-18-1 = 19
38-19-1 = 18
But both numbers are already being used, so we can conclude the number 1 cannot appear on any vertex.
Similar deal with number 2, the adjacent can only be 17, 18 and 19, and the following corners would be 17,18 or 19, it's easy to see that we have 3 valid numbers to fill in 4 spaces, so there's no solution, concluding that 2 cannot be on any vertex of the solution.

There might be other logical rules like these ones to discard more options that could help a human solve the problem by hand.
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