Play The Tower of Hanoi - A Famous Mathematical Game


From Wikipedia:

The Tower of Hanoi or Towers of Hanoi (also known as The Towers of Brahma) is a mathematical game or puzzle. It consists of three rods, and a number of disks of different sizes which can slide onto any rod. The puzzle starts with the disks neatly stacked in order of size on one rod, the smallest at the top, thus making a conical shape.

The objective of the puzzle is to move the entire stack to another rod, obeying the following rules:

  • Only one disk may be moved at a time.
  • Each move consists of taking the upper disk from one of the rods and sliding it onto another rod, on top of the other disks that may already be present on that rod.
  • No disk may be placed on top of a smaller disk.

This might be a simple game but it is a great tool to train your logic thinking.

Play the game here: http://www.mazeworks.com/hanoi/index.htm

You can try it with different number of disks. They even added the challenge of completing the game in the minimum moves. Solution is also provided should you face challenges in completing!

Have Fun!

For those who are interested in the history of this games, read more here.

I will be back in the next post to discuss on different approaches to a Additional Mathematics on Identity which falls in the topic of Factor Remainder Theorem. Look out for the next post!

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