Logic way to solve Burn It Down puzzle without cheating

Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by ZoeLinkingal, Apr 7, 2012.

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Is this method useful?

  1. Yes, it is!

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  2. Nope, not really!

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  1. ZoeLinkingal

    ZoeLinkingal The Unforgiving

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    Hello guys! Zoe from LPU here :D I'm sure there are some of you would want to solve the puzzle without cheating, whether as practice or fun or whatever :) I have come up with a logical way in doing the puzzle. This method can be used for ANY square/rectangular puzzle from 1 by 1 to 100 by 200 :)

    Firstly, we'll use an example piece where * is the blank piece:

    G L R S T
    C B Q F J
    K A D E M
    H N I * O

    Step 1: solve the 1st row and 1st column, you need not care about messing up other pieces that's outside of the 1st row and 1st column, even if they are matching or whatever, you will get it eventually.

    A B C D E
    F O Q S J
    K G L H M
    P N I R *

    Step 2: Then you're left with a smaller grid and now you work the 2nd row 2nd coloumn WITHOUT touching the ones that you worked before. Keep in mind that you DON'T have to touch the ones that you worked in the 1st step because your border of grids have become smaller!

    A B C D E
    F G H I J
    K L N R S
    P Q M O *

    Step 3: A smaller grid again and it should be easy now.

    A B C D E
    F G H I J
    K L M N O
    P Q R S *

    Few things to note: The blank piece will always be at the corners but when you are solving it, you don't always have to make sure it's in the corners, just make sure you get your pieces in the columns and row right :) This method works for any puzzle.

    Have fun not cheating! :D
     
  2. Vriska

    Vriska Wiki Staff LPA VIP

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    Thank you for putting these up. Everyone had been asking to use the fast cheat while no one had yet posted actual puzzle solutions. You're the first that has done so.

    These instructions look really obvious after you know what they are. Of course, they weren't obvious when you're figuring it out by yourself. Now I feel like a goof for not trying that pattern earlier (That is what "in hindsight" means, guys). Kudos for pointing them out.
     
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  3. ZoeLinkingal

    ZoeLinkingal The Unforgiving

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    Why do I not like the feel of your post? Whatever.

    I posted this on the LPU first before I posted it here.
     
  4. JackF1992

    JackF1992 Jack

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    I have the whole thing done, apart from 2 pieces in the corner, I used your method though and I've got a lot further than I have before, thanks!
     
  5. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

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    And what's the magic method for figuring out how to solve the first row and the first column? ;)
     
  6. ZoeLinkingal

    ZoeLinkingal The Unforgiving

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    No problem, I'm glad it helped you! :D

    I did this because pictures of the completed puzzles are posted and that should help you. Use those pictures as a reference to get the first row and first column then just continue with the steps. That is if you don't want to keep refering to the picture for the other parts, even if you do, just solve it systematically by using these steps :)
     
  7. The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Waiting for the OTHER end to come LPA Super Member

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    Wow, this actually worked for me!

    Thanks Zoe! And welcome to the LPA!
     
  8. ZoeLinkingal

    ZoeLinkingal The Unforgiving

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    No problem! And thanks for the welcome!! :D

    I came here because I saw that some of you have a problem with the re-vamped cheating method so I guess, using this systematic method would be faster for non-techy Linkin Park users :)
     
  9. hawk

    hawk because the internet LPA Super VIP

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    Are you saying that going through the source code of a website, identifying specific elements and then working with what you've gathered in order to quick pass a puzzle which simply requires the pressing of the left mouse button and the will to sit at a computer screen mindlessly pressing said button for over a quarter of an hour isn't logical? Ugh.




    :trollface:
     
  10. Promofrog

    Promofrog Banned

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    Thanks for your help, just ignore it..
     
  11. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    Vriska, your post came off unnecessarily snippy and unappreciative. If that wasn't your intention, I really suggest you re-read your posts and check your tone in the future.

    Thanks for posting this Zoe. We appreciate it!
     
  12. Arjun

    Arjun Comin' at you from every side!!!!

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    love your enthusiasm and loyalty towards the game:awesome: you are awarded this : :potato:
     
  13. ZoeLinkingal

    ZoeLinkingal The Unforgiving

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    You're welcome :) I care more about people who are appreciative! :D
    Thank you too!!
    Truth be told, I love potatoes! They're one of my favourite foods :D

    Btw guys, the 5th puzzle is a b*tch, it's really hard, using a reference picture for guide is a must this time!
     
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    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. With adorable feet. LPA Contributor

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    Great post Zoe. I would've like to do one myself but my solving method is just way too random, lol.. It does have it's logic though, "the ED logic" :lol:
     
  15. Vriska

    Vriska Wiki Staff LPA VIP

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    :mad:

    Or stop reading malice in posts that isn't there. Already one other person got attacked for putting an innocent question mark after helping someone. It is difficult to write tone on the internet and the reader is supposed to assume mistake before malice. I don't want that to become some regular LPA habit.

    Maybe I got too used to talking to people of high education level who know what hindsight bias is, and it was 2 in the morning, but I was saying thanks and kudos. How do you get that from thanks and kudos.
     
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    This is a hug of forgiveness.
     
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  17. Avo

    Avo Don't Stop Running

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    So from what I gather in this post... we're dumb? You're right. No malice at all evident.
     
  18. Joe

    Joe I'm tried LPA Administrator

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    Can we please try and not veer this thread into something negative. Let's try and stay on topic.

    ...and for the record, I personally saw no negativity or malice in your original post, Vriska. It was fine.
     
  19. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    I'll also apologize for being partially responsible for veering the thread off topic. I read your post Vriska, saw Zoe's response and took it in a similar way to what she did. I understand your intentions weren't to come off that way and in hindsight I took it the wrong way. My apologies.
     
  20. Minus

    Minus I am not Mike Shinoda. LPA Addicted VIP

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    So anyways... about those white spaces, AMIRITE?
     

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