Contents

- 1 What is the formula to calculate optimal solution of any 8-puzzle problem?
- 2 What are the limitations of hill climbing?
- 3 What is 8-puzzle problem in brief?
- 4 How can we avoid ridge and plateau in hill climbing?
- 5 What are advantages and disadvantages of hill climbing algorithm?
- 6 Is N puzzle solvable?
- 7 How does hill climbing work on tile 8?
- 8 What’s the best way to solve a sliding puzzle?

## What is the formula to calculate optimal solution of any 8-puzzle problem?

In our example N = 8. The puzzle is divided into sqrt(N+1) rows and sqrt(N+1) columns. Start and Goal configurations (also called state) of the puzzle are provided. The puzzle can be solved by moving the tiles one by one in the single empty space and thus achieving the Goal configuration.

**How do you find the heuristic value of 8-puzzle problem?**

8 puzzle heuristics

- Nilsson’s Sequence Score: h(n) = P(n) + 3 S(n)
- X-Y: decompose the problem into two one dimensional problems where the “space” can swap with any tile in an adjacent row/column.
- Number of tiles out of row plus number of tiles out of column.
- n-MaxSwap: assume you can swap any tile with the “space”.

### What are the limitations of hill climbing?

Disadvantages of Hill Climbing:

- Local Maxima: It is a state which is better than all of its neighbours but isn’t better than some other states which are farther away.
- Plateau: It is a flat area of the search space in which a whole set of neighbouring states(nodes) have the same order.
- Ridge:

**How do you know if an 8-puzzle is unsolvable?**

Following is simple rule to check if a 8 puzzle is solvable. It is not possible to solve an instance of 8 puzzle if number of inversions is odd in the input state. In the examples given in above figure, the first example has 10 inversions, therefore solvable. The second example has 11 inversions, therefore unsolvable.

#### What is 8-puzzle problem in brief?

The 8-puzzle problem is a puzzle invented and popularized by Noyes Palmer Chapman in the 1870s. It is played on a 3-by-3 grid with 8 square blocks labeled 1 through 8 and a blank square. Your goal is to rearrange the blocks so that they are in order.

**Which is the best heuristic function for the 8-puzzle problem?**

h4 = 5 (out of row) + 8 (out of column) = 13. optimal solution to this problem as a heuristic for the 8-puzzle. Represent the ‘space’ as a tile and assume you can swap any two tiles. Use the cost of the optimal solution to this problem as a heuristic for the 8-puzzle.

## How can we avoid ridge and plateau in hill climbing?

Solution: The solution for the plateau is to take big steps or very little steps while searching, to solve the problem. Randomly select a state which is far away from the current state so it is possible that the algorithm could find non-plateau region. 3. Ridges: A ridge is a special form of the local maximum.

**What are the main cons of hill climbing search?**

What are the main cons of hill-climbing search? Explanation: Algorithm terminates at local optimum values, hence fails to find optimum solution. 7. Stochastic hill climbing chooses at random from among the uphill moves; the probability of selection can vary with the steepness of the uphil1 move.

### What are advantages and disadvantages of hill climbing algorithm?

It is also helpful to solve pure optimization problems where the objective is to find the best state according to the objective function. It requires much less conditions than other search techniques. Disadvantages: The question that remains on hill climbing search is whether this hill is the highest hill possible.

**How many operators can there be to solve the 8-puzzle problem?**

– 8‐puzzle: we could specify 4 possible moves for each of the 8 cles, resulcng in a total of 4*8=32 operators.

#### Is N puzzle solvable?

If N is odd, then puzzle instance is solvable if number of inversions is even in the input state. the blank is on an even row counting from the bottom (second-last, fourth-last, etc.) and number of inversions is odd. the blank is on an odd row counting from the bottom (last, third-last, fifth-last, etc.)

**How does hill climbing solve the slide puzzle?**

Hill climbing evaluates the possible next moves and picks the one which has the least distance. It also checks if the new state after the move was already observed. If true, then it skips the move and picks the next best move. As the vacant tile can only be filled by its neighbors, Hill climbing sometimes gets locked and couldn’t find any solution.

## How does hill climbing work on tile 8?

However, tile 8 is 1 move away from its final position. Hill climbing evaluates the possible next moves and picks the one which has the least distance. It also checks if the new state after the move was already observed. If true, then it skips the move and picks the next best move.

**How to solve the 8 puzzle on GitHub?**

Failed to load latest commit information. This program solves the 8-puzzle problem with the following algorithms: A puzzle is a 2D int array. The goal state looks like this :

### What’s the best way to solve a sliding puzzle?

Drag and Drop the puzzle pieces to match your current puzzle obstacle. Drop it here! Here is your solution! You may share this solution to your friends. How its done? To get the best possible solution, we uses 3 types of algorithm with an iteration limit of up to only 5,000.