Introduction to Shalosh B. Ekhad's
"66 Skyscrapers Problems"
Written: July 10, 2016
If the given grid is an n by n grid, Fill it with numbers from 1 to n. The numbers represent the respective heights of skyscrapers-
1 being the shortest, n being the tallest. The digits at the side of the grid indicate the number of skyscrapers that can be seen
from that vantage point, with shorter buildings sometimes hidden by taller one. As in Sudoko, no number is repeated
in any row and column.
To get an idea, simply look at the
this problem and its
[Note: The 4 by 4 version of this puzzles appears currently (2016) in the New York Times Sunday magazine, and
is attributed there to We-Hwa Huang.]
The Maple package
In order to use
the Maple package Skyscrapers.txt,
just download it, and follow the on-line
instructions. Have fun!
Of course, you need to have the computer algebra system
Maple on your computer.