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 - 62 - 10 - 36 - 1 - Las Vegas [Total = 109]
Los Angeles - 62 - 10 - 71 - 1 - Las Vegas [Total = 144]
Los Angeles - 62 - 10 - 71 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 174]
Los Angeles - 62 - 39 - 71 - 1 - Las Vegas [Total = 173]
Los Angeles - 62 - 39 - 71 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 203]
Los Angeles - 62 - 39 - 38 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 170]
Los Angeles - 26 - 39 - 71 - 1 - Las Vegas [Total = 137]
Los Angeles - 26 - 39 - 71 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 167]
Los Angeles - 26 - 39 - 38 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 134]
Los Angeles - 26 - 1 - 38 - 31 - Las Vegas [Total = 96]
So the cheapest route costs 96 (dollars). Here is a way of getting that total:
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