CV076 - A Tile Square (US)

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For the puzzle appearing in the UK version, see CV076 - Flower Garden (UK)
A Tile Square
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Puzzle Number 076
Puzzle Name A Tile Square
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Park Road
Previous Puzzle CV075 - The Wire Cube
Next Puzzle CV077 - Which Job?

This is the seventy-sixth puzzle that appears in the US version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Pauly. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the fewest number of tiles you would need to make a square.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Since the tiles have a different length and width, you'll need to find a number that can be divided by both dimensions.

    Of course, the puzzle doesn't end there. You'll need to do a little creative thinking in order to find the fewest number of tiles that allow you to form a square.

Hint Two
    Don't forget that the puzzle also gives you the thickness of the tiles.

Hint Three
    As the sides of the tiles are 10 and 12 inches long, the smallest common multiple of the two works out to 60. Therefore, you'll need to arrange a 5x6 tile square. That's a total of 30 tiles. Simple, right?

    Too simple, in fact. There's a way to make a square using even fewer tiles.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

That's not the answer.

Try approaching the puzzle from a different angle and see where that takes you.

[edit] When Completed

Good work!

The key to this problem is realizing that the tiles have depth to them. Once you understand that you have a third dimension to work with, the rest should fall into place for you.

[edit] Solution

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20 tiles are needed to make a square.

[edit] Progress

2845 Picarats and 143 Hint Coins.



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