What’s the best way of getting out of a maze? © Getty Images

What’s the best way of getting out of a maze?

The age old solution is to keep a hand in constant contact with the wall, but what about mazes that are actively designed to defeat this?

Asked by: Anonymous

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It’s possible to escape many mazes by walking round them keeping one hand in constant contact with the wall. But some mazes are designed to defeat this technique, and need Tremaux’s Rule: at each junction, choose any route, back-tracking only if it leads to a dead end or a junction you’ve already visited. If you come to an old junction by a path you’ve taken before, take a new path if possible; otherwise, take a path used not more than once before.


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