CV121 - Diamond in the Flag

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Diamond in the Flag
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Puzzle Number 121
Puzzle Name Diamond in the Flag
Picarats Given 60 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Layton's Challenges
Previous Puzzle CV120 - Get the Ball Out! 3
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This is the one hundred and twenty-first puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. This puzzle can be accessed through Professor Layton's Challenges. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how much of the flag is taken up by the diamond, expressed as a fraction.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Help yourself out by dividing up the flag.

    First, split the flag into four equally sized rectangles by drawing a vertical line and a horizontal line through the middle of the flag. This will divide the diamond into quarters as well.

Hint Two
    Examine one of the flag's new quarters.

    These smaller rectangles can actually be broken down into fourths again. Be careful when calculating the length for each side. Is each small rectangle really 30 by 20 inches?

Hint Three
    When you divide the small rectangle into fourths, you will end up including a portion of the diamond in one of the smallest rectangles.

    What fraction of the rectangle's area does that slice of the diamond represent?

    Figure that out and you're a step away from the solution.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Not quite.

Remember, don't bother with complex math to find a solution. Look closely at the diagram.

[edit] When Completed

Nicely done!

The measurements on each area of the diagram are the key to this puzzle. If you draw a line or two to supplement the diagram's information, it's easy to see that the diamond represents one-eighth of the flag's area.

[edit] Solution

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The diamond takes up one-eighth of the flag.

[edit] Progress

4235 Picarats and 200 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 6 January 2016 at 17:57
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