Use the clues about the shaded areas to help solve this sudoku
You are given the Lowest Common Multiples of sets of digits. Find the digits and then solve the Sudoku.
The challenge is to find the values of the variables if you are to solve this Sudoku.
Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?
Take three whole numbers. The differences between them give you three new numbers. Find the differences between the new numbers and keep repeating this. What happens?
A pair of Sudokus with lots in common. In fact they are the same problem but rearranged. Can you find how they relate to solve them both?
The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.
The puzzle can be solved by finding the values of the unknown digits (all indicated by asterisks) in the squares of the $9\times9$ grid.
This is a variation of sudoku which contains a set of special clue-numbers. Each set of 4 small digits stands for the numbers in the four cells of the grid adjacent to this set.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?
A Sudoku with a twist.
The puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers which are either placed on the border lines between selected pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid or placed after slash marks on. . . .
A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.
A Latin square of order n is an array of n symbols in which each symbol occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column.
Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.
Special clue numbers related to the difference between numbers in two adjacent cells and values of the stars in the "constellation" make this a doubly interesting problem.
This Sudoku combines all four arithmetic operations.
You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.
Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?
Each of the main diagonals of this sudoku must contain the numbers 1 to 9 and each rectangle width the numbers 1 to 4.
Advent Calendar 2011 - a mathematical activity for each day during the run-up to Christmas.
If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?
Solve the equations to identify the clue numbers in this Sudoku problem.
Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME
A particular technique for solving Sudoku puzzles, known as "naked pair", is explained in this easy-to-read article.
You have twelve weights, one of which is different from the rest. Using just 3 weighings, can you identify which weight is the odd one out, and whether it is heavier or lighter than the rest?
In this Sudoku, there are three coloured "islands" in the 9x9 grid. Within each "island" EVERY group of nine cells that form a 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 through 9.
A pair of Sudoku puzzles that together lead to a complete solution.
Explore this how this program produces the sequences it does. What are you controlling when you change the values of the variables?
In this article, the NRICH team describe the process of selecting solutions for publication on the site.
This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.
Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.
Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.
This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?
There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.
This Sudoku puzzle can be solved with the help of small clue-numbers on the border lines between pairs of neighbouring squares of the grid.