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# Zoran Puzzle

## A beautiful combination of math and logic.

## Object of the Game

## How to Play

## Example

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**they solve** the given **Equa.**

- 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. - 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.

Initial table filled with one number

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.

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.