Futoshiki puzzles and instructions
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Futoshiki puzzles combine the row and column constraints of Sudoku with inequality arrows that give greater-than and less-than information.
How to solve Futoshiki puzzles
A standard Futoshiki puzzle consists of a grid of squares, with each neighbouring pair of squares separated by either empty space or an inequality sign: greater-than (>) or less-than (<).
The aim is simple: place the digits 1 to 5, or 1 to whatever the size of the puzzle is, into the puzzle grid so that each digit occurs exactly once in every row and column. You must also obey all of the inequality signs.
It's helpful to note that the arrows always point at the lower number of any pair of squares, so you don't need to think of them as inequality symbols if you don't want to.
Look at the solved puzzle on the left. The 1 at the top-left is less than the 4 below, as shown by the arrow pointing at the 1, and the 2 on the top row is greater than the 1 below it as is also indicated.
Every Futoshiki puzzle only ever has one possible solution, and it can always be reached via reasonable logical deduction. In other words, guessing is never required.
Futoshiki puzzles on puzzlemix appear at a wide range of sizes and difficulties. Usually they are 5x5, 6x6, 7x7 or 8x8, in which case you must place 1-5, 1-6, 1-7 or 1-8 respectively into each row and column.
Other types of puzzle
It's not just Futoshiki you can solve online at puzzlemix. You can also solve logic puzzles that include these:
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