# Primitive Markings

Where do the numbers go?

Each marking is a specific rule that must be discovered by scientists and applied through the final grid. Scientists must start with the smallest grid and deduce the rule for each grid will getting introduced new rules as they build upwards.

Example: It it given from the instructions that there are an equal number of a number as to its value (ie. 1x 1, 2x 2, 3x 3, etc)

From this puzzle, it can be learned that solid squares within the grid represent the connected squares containing the same number. Outside of the grid, it is learned a square shape means SUM, and a dot inside means ALL NUMBERS, thus meaning the sum of all numbers in that row will equal 5.

Below is a list of all rules that were deduced.

Outer Shapes | Meaning |
---|---|

Square | Sum |

Triangle | Highest |

Inverted Triangle | Lowest |

Heart | Most occurance |

Flag | Prime Position |

Diamond | Multiply |

Pentagon | Median |

Circle | Count |

Outer Modifiers | Meaning |
---|---|

Dot | All Numbers |

Horizontal Line | Even Numbers |

Vertical Line | Odd Numbers |

Smile | Unique Numbers |

Inverted Smile | Non-Unique Numbers |

Between Squares | Meaning |
---|---|

Diamond | Sequential |

Square | Equal |

Dots | Greater Than |

Solving the final grid it is known there are 1x 1, 2x 2, 3x 3, 4x 4, 5x 5, 6x 6, 7x 7, 8x 8 and can be resolved using the rules above

Reading diagonally down and to the right, each of the final rules can be applied to these diagonal rows.

Symbol | Answer | Letter |
---|---|---|

sum all | 23 | W |

highest even | 8 | H |

multiply non-unique | 9 | I |

multiply all | 20 | T |

lowest odd | 5 | E |

flag all | 13 | M |

sum all | 15 | O |

sum even | 18 | R |

multiply unique | 18 | R |

sum unique | 9 | I |

sum odd | 19 | S |

These letters spell the final answer of **WHITE MORRIS**

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