# Dire Straits

Become the sultan of math

## Object of the Game

To find all proven three-straight-connected numbers in a grid each of whose sum will equal one of the demanded Equas.

## How to Play

- Choose a prefilled number grid.
- For this game numbers are connected in straight threes
**vertically or horizontally only**, as shown in the diagrams below.**No “L” shape is allowed**.

- Numbers can be calculated in any combination, but keep in mind the mathematical order of operations as you calculate:
**First perform any calculations inside parentheses, if they exist.****Next perform all multiplications and divisions****Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions**

- Found straits cannot cross each other. Each number can only be used in one strait.

## Example

Find 6 straits of Equas 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 22 in this 5×4 grid. The solution is as follows:

Let’s check the solution:

2 x 11 – 3 = 19

4 + 6 + 4 = 14

8 x (10 – 8) = 16

3 x 7 + 1 = 22

11 + 8 – 1 = 18

3 x 7 – 4 = 17