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Got gift-One Tough Puzzle 9 pieces-one solution. what is the solution?


I wrote some JavaScript code to solve the puzzle that let's you watch the progress on the screen.
http://www.codersrevolution.com/index.cfm/2012/9/29/My-One-Tough-Puzzle-JavaScript-Brute-Force-Solution

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How do you finish square squzzle puzzle


Here are some papers, code and blog posts (this is nice one too) on how to algorithmically search for solutions to squzzles/scramble square puzzles. You might have received one of these puzzles as a holiday gift over the last few years, they were quite popular.
C and Perl Implemenations
General Backtracking Approach
The algorithm is straightforward - just one that searches through solutions.
What's interesting is that I've seen people solve these puzzles, even brand new ones (no prior knowledge), very quickly. There's something that happens with a persons vision or something that's helping them not have to exhaustively search the full solution space. If I'd seen someone do this once or twice, I'd think it was just lucky picks. (these puzzles have enormous solution spaces (4^8 x 9! = 23,781,703,680 puzzle configurations) )
Is there something in this puzzle that "hints" to a human early in the solution testing that a solution is viable or not. That is, after 1 or 2 pieces placed, can the human see a promising solution "faster" than the basic algorithm that searches quickly through all piece placements and orientations. If so, what is that data ("hint") the human sees and how can we factor it into the algorithm?
Possible hint data:
Rules of thumb on how all these puzzles are printed and cut (do the puzzles all get made with same orientations so exposure to one puzzle provides data on other puzzles?)
Humans can see the whole pattern in parallel even when pieces aren't lined up so they don't have to check each piece systematically
Are combinations of pieces eliminated as the humans solve it thus taking them out of future solution attempts, reducing solution space the more the human works on the puzzle.

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I have the same puzzle. If you've found the solution, I would greatly appreciate your sharing!

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I can't solve the big sheep puzzle there are only 2 solutions do you know them 16 cards two of which are identical


This same puzzle was copied and handed out at a Mensa meeting according to this link:
http://www.cs.utsa.edu/~wagner/sheep/index.html
I have verified that the Mensa puzzle and the "Big Sheep Puzzle" at www.thebigsheep.co.uk are identical. The spotted sheep are replaced by the brown sheep in the Mensa puzzle. The instructions on the box claim 2 identical tiles, but there are really 2 sets of identical tiles in the puzzle. The author of the link above found 55 distinct solutions.

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I need a solution to the puzzle forest mushroom please 125 puzzle


A picture of the solution can be seen here
http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/11/puzzle125.html

Follow the route shown very carefully, particularly near the start, as some players still have trouble with this puzzle even with the solution

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Puzzle 42 and Puzzle 44


A picture of the solution to 044 can be seen here
http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle044.html


The camera puzzle requires working out the cost of the case

As the camera costs $300 more than the case and the total cost is $310, there's not many combinations to consider

The solution to 042 can be found here
http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/02/puzzle042.html

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It's best to go to
http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com/
since the introduction page is a moving target (many new pages have been added since then for the UK version puzzles and the weekly puzzles)

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