# Zoran Puzzle

A beautiful combination of math and logic

## Object of the Game

Put the set of given numbers into the square grid so that when you calculate any three adjacent numbers they solve the given Equa.

## How to Play

- You are given a set of numbers to insert into an empty or partially filled grid.
- Place the numbers into the grid so that any 3 adjacent numbers when connected in a
**vertical or horizontal line SOLVE**the given Equa when the numbers are added, subtracted, divided, or multiplied together in any combination. - 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**

- In this puzzle, adjacent numbers are connected
**vertically or horizontally only**, as shown in the diagram below.

- The puzzle is solved when all the numbers from the set are placed in the grid and all three-adjacent-number equations result in the given Equa.
- Use only basic arithmetic functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; and follow the order of operations when necessary.
- In some beginner levels of Zoran Puzzle, the grid may be partially filled for easier solving.

## Example

### Solution

In this 3×3 grid, our task is to put numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 so each column and row can result in Equa 12. Note that in Zoran Puzzle **“L” connections are not allowed.** The diagram above, on the right, shows the solution to the game. Let’s do some calculations:

3 x 7 – 9 = 12

(5 + 1) * 2 = 12

6 * 8 : 4 = 12

9 + 4 – 1 = 12

3 * 8 : 2 = 12

(7 – 5) * 6 = 12

As we can see, the solution for this puzzle is correct.