# "2048": how to win?

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The game "2048" is a math puzzle. Its meaning is to connect squares with identical numbers on a 4 by 4 square field until the number 2048 appears. Only 2 and 4 numbers appear in the game, of which it is proposed to collect the winning number. It would seem that it is very simple, but in fact only identical cells can merge, and with each movement of the squares in the direction all the squares in the field are shifted.

The game "2048" quickly became very popular, and there were strategies to win it. Let's talk more about how to win in "2048".

## The way of the three buttons

The point of this method is to use only three of the four buttons when summing numbers. For example, "down", "right" and "left", and the "up" button is not pressed. Then the largest numbers are in one corner of the field, and you can easily save them.

This strategy has a minus: sooner or later you will have to press the "up" button, and then the tiles with large numbers will move to the side and two or three will take their place. If you manage to combine and neutralize them, you are lucky, but if not, you will have to start over.

## Single angle method

It is very similar to the previous method, the difference is that not three, but two buttons are used. Thus, all large numbers are collected in one corner. The disadvantage here is the same - you still need to use additional buttons. In this strategy, you can increase your chances by blocking the movement of large numbers. For this, it is necessary that the row where they are piling up, was completely filled with tiles with different large numbers.

## Incremental accumulation

Perhaps the most productive and mathematically complex way. It is necessary to build numbers in such a way that in the farthest corner there is the largest number and they are consistently reduced. Then, when the numbers 2 or 4 appear on the opposite side, it will always be possible to combine them with the previous ones, and so on, until the largest possible number is collected in the far corner.

There is no universal way to win in 2048. There are several mathematical laws, knowing that, it will be easier to advance in the game, and then everything depends on your abilities and luck.