CV131 - Heavier or Lighter?
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Puzzle Number | 131 |
Puzzle Name | Heavier or Lighter? |
Picarats Given | 99 Picarats |
Type | Scale |
Location | Layton's Challenges |
Previous Puzzle | CV130 - Too Many Queens 5 |
Next Puzzle | CV132 - Princess in a Box 2 |
This is the one hundred and thirty-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 use the scale to determine which weight is different to the others.
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[edit] Hints
[edit] Messages
[edit] When Failed
Too bad.
The irregular weight changes each time you try the problem. Think about what you need to do and try again.
[edit] When Completed
That's correct!
This challenging problem is well known to many puzzle aficionados. If you're lucky, it's possible to find the answer without too much work.
Think of how you could do this if you could use the scale as many times as you wanted.
[edit] Step-By-Step Solution
Place weights 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the left, and weights 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the right.
If the scales are even, go to Weighing 2.1.
If the left side is lighter, go to Weighing 2.2.
If the right side is lighter, go to Weighing 2.3.
[edit] Weighing 2.1
Place weights 1, 2, and 3 on the left, and weights 9, 10, and 11 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 12.
If the left side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.1.
If the right side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.2.
[edit] Weighing 2.2
Place weights 1, 2, and 9 on the left, and weights 3, 4, and 5 on the right.
If the scales are even, go to Weighing 3.3.
If the left side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.4.
If the right side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.5.
[edit] Weighing 2.3
Place weights 1, 2, and 9 on the left, and weights 3, 4, and 5 on the right.
If the scales are even, go to Weighing 3.6.
If the left side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.7.
If the right side is lighter, go to Weighing 3.8.
[edit] Weighing 3.1
Place weight 9 on the left, and weight 10 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 11.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 10.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 9.
[edit] Weighing 3.2
Place weight 9 on the left, and weight 10 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 11.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 9.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 10.
[edit] Weighing 3.3
Place weight 6 on the left, and weight 7 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 8.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 7.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 6.
[edit] Weighing 3.4
Place weights 1 and 5 on the left, and weight 3 and 4 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 2.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 1.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 5.
[edit] Weighing 3.5
Place weight 3 on the left, and weight 4 on the right.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 3.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 4.
[edit] Weighing 3.6
Place weight 6 on the left, and weight 7 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 8.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 6.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 7.
[edit] Weighing 3.7
Place weight 3 on the left, and weight 4 on the right.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 4.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 3.
[edit] Weighing 3.8
Place weights 1 and 5 on the left, and weights 3 and 4 on the right.
If the scales are even, then the answer is weight 2.
If the left side is lighter, then the answer is weight 5.
If the right side is lighter, then the answer is weight 1.
[edit] Progress
4785 Picarats and 200 Hint Coins.
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