Without a calculator, work out the cheapest route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas:
You can move from square to square horizontally or vertically (but not diagonally). Each time you enter a square you have to pay the amount shown.
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There are 10 different five step routes from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
Los Angeles - 6 - 15 - 26 - 15 - Las Vegas [Total = 62]
Los Angeles - 6 - 15 - 19 - 15 - Las Vegas [Total = 55]
Los Angeles - 6 - 15 - 19 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 65]
Los Angeles - 6 - 28 - 19 - 15 - Las Vegas [Total = 68]
Los Angeles - 6 - 28 - 19 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 78]
Los Angeles - 6 - 28 - 27 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 86]
Los Angeles - 17 - 28 - 19 - 15 - Las Vegas [Total = 79]
Los Angeles - 17 - 28 - 19 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 89]
Los Angeles - 17 - 28 - 27 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 97]
Los Angeles - 17 - 24 - 27 - 25 - Las Vegas [Total = 93]
So the cheapest route costs 55 (dollars). Here is a way of getting that total:
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