CV023 - Juice Pitchers

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Juice Pitchers
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Puzzle Number 023
Puzzle Name Juice Pitchers
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Pitcher
Location Restaurant
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This is the twenty-third puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Crouton. In order to solve this puzzle, you must divide the juice so that eight-quart and five-quart pitchers both hold four-quarts of juice each.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    This puzzle can be frustrating because it's easy to end up back where you started.

    Pay special attention to difference, particularly the one-quart difference between five quarts and four quarts.

Hint Two
    If you pour the contents of the five-quart pitcher into the three-quart pitcher, you are left with two quarts.

    If you're aiming to isolate four quarts, you just need to remove one quart from five. To get that one quart, you just need to create a single quart's worth of space in another pitcher.

Hint Three
    If you pour the contents of the five-quart pitcher into the three-quart pitcher, you are left with two quarts. Next, empty the three-quart pitcher and pour in the two quarts you had stored in the five-quart pitcher.

    Well, look at that! How many quarts worth of space do you have left in that three-quart pitcher now?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Well done!

If you keep at it long enough, you're sure to come across the solution. The shortest possible solution requires seven moves.

These liquid distribution problems have been around for ages, and have even been spotted in Japanese texts from hundreds of years ago.

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

  • Pour the first pitcher into the second.
  • Pour the second pitcher into the third.
  • Pour the third pitcher into the first.
  • Pour the second pitcher into the third.
  • Pour the first pitcher into the second.
  • Pour the second pitcher into the third.
  • Pour the third pitcher into the first.

[edit] Progress

790 Picarats and 49 Hint Coins.



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