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 - 2 - 8 - 6 - 7 - Las Vegas [Total = 23]
Los Angeles - 2 - 8 - 4 - 7 - Las Vegas [Total = 21]
Los Angeles - 2 - 8 - 4 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 19]
Los Angeles - 2 - 3 - 4 - 7 - Las Vegas [Total = 16]
Los Angeles - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 14]
Los Angeles - 2 - 3 - 7 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 17]
Los Angeles - 5 - 3 - 4 - 7 - Las Vegas [Total = 19]
Los Angeles - 5 - 3 - 4 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 17]
Los Angeles - 5 - 3 - 7 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 20]
Los Angeles - 5 - 7 - 7 - 5 - Las Vegas [Total = 24]
So the cheapest route costs 14 (dollars). Here is a way of getting that total:
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