CV069 - Chocolate Puzzle

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Chocolate Puzzle
Puzzle Number 069
Puzzle Name Chocolate Puzzle
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Prosciutto's
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This is the sixty-ninth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Prosciutto. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the fewest number of times the chocolate must be broken into individual pieces.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It's common for people to start thinking about the way they need to break the chocolate in order to achieve the objective at hand. However, the truth is that no matter how you break the chocolate, the answer you arrive at will be the same.

Hint Two
    Split a sheet of chocolate and you get two segments where there was only one before. If you then break one of your two segments, you get a total of three segments.

    Your third break, regardless of what segment you choose, will yield a total of four segments of chocolate.

    Do you see a pattern here?

Hint Three
    Since you can't break multiple segments of chocolate at a time, you increase the total number of segments you have by one. If you caught on to that, the rest of the problem should be a breeze.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Keep trying!

Overwhelmed by all the ways to go about getting the answer? Don't think so hard!

Think about how your chocolate will end up and try working backward.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

If you follow the rules set out in the puzzle, then it really doesn't matter how you break up the chocolate. The number of segments you have increases by one each time you break a chunk off the sheet.

You start with one segment of chocolate, so 29 breaks later, you should have 30 segments.

[edit] Solution


The chocolate must be broken 29 times.

[edit] Progress

2425 Picarats and 121 Hint Coins.

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