Tracks
/
Fortran
Fortran
/
Exercises
/
Queen Attack
Queen Attack

Queen Attack

Easy

Instructions

Given the position of two queens on a chess board, indicate whether or not they are positioned so that they can attack each other.

In the game of chess, a queen can attack pieces which are on the same row, column, or diagonal.

A chessboard can be represented by an 8 by 8 array.

So if you're told the white queen is at (2, 3) and the black queen at (5, 6), then you'd know you've got a set-up like so:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ W _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ B _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

You'd also be able to answer whether the queens can attack each other. In this case, that answer would be yes, they can, because both pieces share a diagonal.

Last updated 6 October 2021
Edit via GitHub The link opens in a new window or tab
Fortran Exercism

Ready to start Queen Attack?

Sign up to Exercism to learn and master Fortran with 22 exercises, and real human mentoring, all for free.