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Problem A and Solution
Treasure Map


Robbie found a treasure map that contains a grid filled with numbers and letters.

A description of the treasure map can be found in the Alternative Format for the Map.

The treasure hunt starts in the northwest corner of the map, on the square that contains the number 10. The squares with numbers are used to determine which way to go, using the following rules.

The squares with letters represent possible locations of the treasure. If Robbie follows the rules, he will follow a path that reaches a square with a letter, which is where the treasure is hidden. Where is the treasure hidden?

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Starting in the northwest corner of the map, here are the steps Robbie would follow to find the hidden treasure.

The path to the hidden treasure is shown on the map below.