# Mathquest

A brain-teasing math adventure where you are the hero.

## Object of the Game

Find and count all equations that result in the given Equas from 13 to 24, when you calculate any three adjacent numbers in the square grid.

## How to Play

- You are given a prefilled grid and a list of all Equas that can be found from 13 to 24.
- There’s always at least one equation that can be made to satisfy each result.
- As a hint, you will know the total number of equations that can be found.
- Use the work area to write down all equations you find.
- 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 game, adjacent numbers are three numbers connected
**vertically**,**horizontally**or in**an “L” shape**, as shown in the diagram below.

- Use only basic arithmetic functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; and follow the order of operations when necessary.

## Example

In this 2×2 grid, our task is to count Equas from 13 to 24. Also, we know that there is a total of 18 equations that can be found.

### Solution:

Equa-13 (2): 6 + 3 + 4 = 13, 1 + 3 x 4 = 13

Equa-14 (1): 6 x 3 – 4 = 14

Equa-15 (2): (6 – 1) x 3 = 15, (1 + 4) x 3 = 15

Equa-16 (1): (3 + 1) x 4 = 16

Equa-17 (1): 6 x 3 – 1 = 17

Equa-18 (3): 6 x 3 : 1 = 18, 6 + 3 x 4 = 18, (4 – 1) x 6 = 18

Equa-19 (1): 1 + 6 x 3 = 19

Equa-20 (1): (6 – 1) x 4 = 20

Equa-21 (2): (6 + 1) x 3 = 21, 6 x 4 – 3 = 21

Equa-22 (1): 4 + 6 x 3 = 22

Equa-23 (1): 6 x 4 – 1 = 23

Equa-24 (2): (3 + 1) x 6 = 24, 6 x 4 : 1 = 24

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