CV006 - Light Weight

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Puzzle Number 006
Puzzle Name Light Weight
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Scale
Location Manor Road
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This is the sixth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Marco. In order to solve this puzzle, you must find the lightest weight using the scale only two times.

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[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You're not weighing two sets of four weights on your first use of the scale, are you?

    If you do that, you'll only have one more chance left to determine which of four weights is the light one.

    But you probably already know that, right?

Hint Two
    Maybe thinking about another example will help you out here. Imagine you have three weights, one of which is lighter than the rest.

    To find the light weight, all you gotta do is weigh any two of the three. If one of the weights on the scale is lighter, there's your answer. If the two weights on the scare are the same, the remaining weight is the light one.

Hint Three
    Think about the last hint. You can figure out the light weight in a group of three with one use of the scale.

    If you can narrow the number of weights in question to three in one use of the scale, you've got your answer.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

The light weight changes each time you try the problem. Think about what you need to do and try again.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

To solve this puzzle with no guesswork, you must load three weights on each side of the scale for you first measurement. If you manage to get that far, the rest is easy.

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

Place weights 1, 2, and 3 on the left, and weights 4, 5, and 6 on the right.
If the scales are even, go to Weighing 2.
If the left side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.
If the right side is lighter, go to Weighing 4.

[edit] Weighing 2

Place weight 7 on the left, and weight 8 on the right.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 7.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 8.

[edit] Weighing 3

Place weight 1 on the left, and weight 2 on the right.
If the weights are even, then the answer is weight 3.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 1.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 2.

[edit] Weighing 4

Place weight 4 on the left, and weight 5 on the right.
If the weights are even, then the answer is weight 6.
If the left side is lighter, the the answer is weight 4.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 5.

[edit] Progress

145 Picarats and 19 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 21 December 2015 at 02:09
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