Puzzle 38 | (Tic Tac Toe Puzzle)
The game of Tic-Tac-Toe is being played between two players and it is in below state after six moves.
Can you answer following questions?
- Who will win the game, O or X?
- Which was the sixth mark and at which position?
Assume that both the players are intelligent enough.
O will win the game. The sixth mark was X in square 9.
The 7th mark must be placed in square 5 which is the win situation for both X and O. Hence, the 6th mark must be placed in a line already containing two of the opponents marks. There are two such possibilities – the 6th mark would have been either O in square 7 or X in square 9.
As we know both the players are intelligent enough, the 6th mark could not be O in square 7. Instead, he would have placed O in square 5 and would have won.
Hence, the sixth mark must be X placed in square 9. And the seventh mark will be O. Thus O will win the game.
This article has been contributed by Vikash Kumar.
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