CV044 - Stamp Stumper

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Stamp Stumper
Puzzle Number 044
Puzzle Name Stamp Stumper
Picarats Given 50 Picarats
Type Draw Line
Location Town Hall
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This is the forty-fourth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Rodney. In order to solve this puzzle, you must divide the sheet of stamps into seven unique shapes, making sure each shape has a total value of $1.00.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    There's no trick to solving this one. You just need to try working things out dollar by dollar. You'll have an easier time of things if you start from the stamps with higher values, like $.80 or $.90.

    Just remember that each group of stamps must take a different shape.

Hint Two
    Even if you've successfully divided the stamps into $1.00 groups, the answer won't count unless each group has a different shape.

    Here's one combination to get you started. The four stamps in the upper-left square of the sheet should be cut away to form a group.

Hint Three
    The $.90 stamp in the sheet forms a group with the $.10 stamp to its right.

    Also, the three $.30 stamps form a group with the $.10 stamp located between them.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Don't give up!

It's not enough just to divide the stamps into $1.00 groups. Each of the seven groups must be a different shape.

The diagram here shows the stamps divided into $1.00 segments. However, the green sections are the same shape, so it's clear that this particular configuration isn't a valid solution.

[edit] When Completed

Well done!

There are several ways to divide all the stamps into $1.00 groups, but this is the only way where the groups all form different shapes.

[edit] Solution


Divide the stamps as shown.

[edit] Progress

1525 Picarats and 74 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 27 December 2015 at 20:16
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