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# Tesla Puzzle

## An ingenious mind melding mathological game.

## Object of the Game

## How to Play

## Example

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**DO NOT SOVLE** the given **Equa.**

Instructions

- Insert the given set of numbers into the grid in adjacent threes.
- In this game, adjacent numbers are three numbers connected
**vertically, horizontally, and in “L” connection**, as shown in the diagram below.

- As you put the numbers in the grid, refer back to the list of equations. No combination of numbers you added should match any of the equations on the list.
- The puzzle is solved when all the numbers from the set are in the grid and
**NO THREE-ADJACENT**numbers 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 Tesla Puzzle, the grid may be partially filled for easier solving

Initial table filled with one number

Final solution

In this 3×2 grid, with prefilled one number (8) our task is to put numbers 1, 3, 9, 10 and 12 so each three adjacent numbers cannot create Equa-21. At the right you see the final solution of the game. Let’s do some calculations:

10, 8 and 12 cannot result 21

1, 9 and 3 cannot result 21

10, 8 and 1 cannot result 21

10, 8 and 9 cannot result 21

10, 1 and 9 cannot result 21

8, 1 and 9 cannot result 21

8, 12 and 9 cannot result 21

8, 12 and 3 cannot result 21

8, 9 and 3 cannot result 21

12, 9 and 3 cannot result 21

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

Arithmo Basic Rules:

- To find or insert in a grid three adjacent numbers that when calculated together result in an
**Equa-X.** **Equa and Equa-X**are terms that simply mean the result of a mathematical equation. For example: 2 x 4 -1 = 7**(Equa-7)**- In Arithmo, an equation is made by connecting three adjacent numbers in a grid.
- There are five types of puzzle grid shapes: Circle, Hexagon, Rhombus, Square, Triangle. Each game has a diagram illustrating how connections should be made in its specific grid.
- Numbers are calculated together using only addition, subtraction, multiplication and division,
*with or without parenthesis.*

If a combination of arithmetic functions is used than keep in mind the following order of operations you learned in math class:

Rule 1: *First perform any calculations inside parentheses, if they exist.*

Rule 2: *Next perform all multiplications and divisions*

Rule 3: *Lastly, perform all additions and subtractions*

The order of operation rules are demonstrated in the examples shown below:

(8 – 5) x 7 = 21 (**Equa-****21**)

8 x 12 ÷ 6 = 16 (**Equa-****16**)

6 x 3 + 5 = 23 (**Equa-23**)

11 + 12 ÷ 4 = 14 (**Equa-14**)

Each Arithmo puzzle employs the basic rules, but it will also have its own set of specific rules. Please read all the rules carefully for maximum benefit and enjoyment.