CV110 - The Vanishing Cube

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The Vanishing Cube
Puzzle Number 110
Puzzle Name The Vanishing Cube
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Matchstick
Location Manor Parlor
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This is the one hundred and tenth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the chandelier. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move one matchstick to change the four cubes into three.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The matches are arranged so that they appear to form four adjoining cubes.

    How can you rearrange things to make one of these cubes disappear?

Hint Two
    The four cubes appear to be arranged in two rows. The first row has one cube, and the row behind it has three.

    You need to get rid of the middle cube in the back row.

Hint Three
    All you need to do is reposition one of the diagonal matches so that it points straight up and down.

    You have quite a few to choose from.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed


The arrangement of the matches fools your eyes into thinking that you're looking at four cubes. How can you fool your eyes into seeing three cubes instead?

[edit] When Completed


Moving a single matchstick completely changes your perspective on the shape. Was it difficult thinking about things in 3-D?

[edit] Solution


Move the matchstick as shown.

[edit] Progress

320 Picarats and 31 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 January 2016 at 04:49
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