# Maze

An amazingly fun game from start to finish

## Object of the Game

To find a path of three-adjacent-number connections from a predefined starting point to a predefined endpoint where the sum of each connection results in the given Equa.

## How to Play

- Choose a prefilled number grid with a starting and endpoint.
- Start finding three-adjacent-numbers connections that when calculated together satisfy the Equa demand.
- 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**

- For this game, adjacent numbers are three numbers connected
**vertically, horizontally or in “L” shape**, as shown in the diagrams below.

- The last number in a correct three-number-connection should be the first number in the next.
- The solution of the puzzle is the path where multiple sets of three numbers, when calculated together as described above, all result in the demanded Equa.
- Use only basic arithmetic functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; and follow the order of operations when necessary.

Note: A three-number-connection cannot cross another three-number-connection. See the example below for correct and incorrect paths to make.

## Example

Find the path from starting point (5) to end point (9) calculating sets of three numbers along the way that result in Equa 16. The solution is as follows:

Let’s check the solution:

10 : 5 x 8 = 16

8 x 8 : 4 = 16

8 x 6 : 3 = 16

12 + 6 – 2 = 16

2 + 9 + 5 = 16

5 + 5 + 6 = 16

6 x 3 – 2 = 16

3 x 7 – 5 = 16

8 x (9 – 7) = 16