AL042 - A Boatload of Hassle

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A Boatload of Hassle
Puzzle Number 042
Puzzle Name A Boatload of Hassle
Picarats Given 45 Picarats
Type Divide
Location Fish Market
Previous Puzzle AL041 - Shunting into Sidings
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This is the forty-second puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Karpin. In order to solve this puzzle, you must divide the timber pallets so that each order contains ten timber logs.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Each pallet contains between one and five logs. You need to work out how to combine the pallets so the total number adds up to ten each time.

    There are many ways of combining four numbers between one and five so that they add up to ten, for example 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 or 3 + 3 + 3 + 1.

    Can you find any more such combinations?

Hint Two
    Even when you work out all the possible combinations, the fact that one pallet has an unknown number of logs is bound to make things confusing.

    Start by creating combinations using the pallets that contain the maximum five logs and things may become a little easier for you.

Hint Three
    There's actually an easy way of working out just how many logs the pallet marked ? has.

    You know you need to make six boats, that each boat needs ten logs, and that the timber merchant has the exact amount of wood you need. This means that there are 60 logs in total. Count how many logs are on the other pallets, subtract this number from 60, and you'll know how many logs the mystery pallet has.

Super Hint
    Your first set stretches across from the top-left corner to the ?. The set that contains the mystery pallet itself should be square.

    Now you only need to create four more sets.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed


It turns out that the boats are going to be used in a floating market - the stall owners will be able to open shop now thanks to you!

[edit] Solution


Divide the timber as shown.

[edit] Progress

1390 Picarats and 106 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 August 2015 at 21:15
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