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An Easy Solution to 'Mini Lights Out'

by Jennie Missigman and Richard Weida

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
February, 2001

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra
Applicable Course(s): 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra

Using basic linear algebra, the authors obtain a complete, easy to compute, winning strategy for the \(4 \times 4\) mini `Lights Out` game.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Solving Linear Systems: Gaussian Elimination
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