#1  
Old 04-07-2018, 07:42 PM
GLinC GLinC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Question Lights out kind of puzzle (need help)

So the puzzle is about turning on all the lights. There are nine lights in a diamond shaped formation and only one light is currently on. It looks like this:

///////////1
////////2-----3
/////4-----5-----6
////////7-----8
///////////9

Let's say nr 1 is the only light turned on and the rest are in a off-state.

In order to turn on / off the lights you have to press buttons which corresponds to the numbers above.

If you press a corner button (1, 6, 9, 4) four lights in a diamond shape will turn on / off according to their current state (Example: If you press button nr 6, then 6, 8, 5, 3 would turn on / off).

If you press a button on the edge (3, 8, 7, 2) six lights in a diagonal rectangle shape would turn on / off (Example: If you press button nr 7, then 7, 4, 2, 5, 8, 9 would turn on / off, if you press 8, then 8, 9, 7, 5, 3, 6 would turn on / off).

If you press the middle button nr 5, then you reverse the current state of all the lights.

Keep in mind that all the lights react individually.

I hope this makes somewhat sense and that someone here can solve it, I would really like to figure this out!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2018, 02:25 AM
meatloaf meatloaf is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
Default

From how I understood your description of the problem and what I can think up, you'd be able to turn on all the lights by pressing 7->8->9. If you need all the lights off you'd obviously just press 5 after this sequence to change the state of all the lights to off.

I hope this helps and that I understood it correctly!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2018, 06:43 AM
GLinC GLinC is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meatloaf View Post
From how I understood your description of the problem and what I can think up, you'd be able to turn on all the lights by pressing 7->8->9. If you need all the lights off you'd obviously just press 5 after this sequence to change the state of all the lights to off.

I hope this helps and that I understood it correctly!
Yes! This is exactly how it would be solved! Thank you
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diamond, lights, lights out, lights puzzle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

About Puzzle Baron

The Puzzle Baron family of web sites has served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since its inception in 2006. From cryptograms to acrostics, logic puzzles to drop quotes, patchwords to wordtwist and even sudoku, we run the gamut in word puzzles, printable puzzles and logic games.