DB006 - Pancake Stacks 1

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Pancake Stacks 1
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Puzzle Number 006
Puzzle Name (US)Pancake Stacks 1
(UK)Piles of Pancakes 1
Picarats Given 15 Picarats
Type Move
Location Car 6
Previous Puzzle DB005 - Luke's Trunk
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This is the sixth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Sally. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move the stack of pancakes one at a time to the plate on the right, without stacking bigger pancakes on top of smaller ones.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    This puzzle isn't a brain buster, so take a step back for a moment.

    One way to solve puzzles like these is just to experiment by moving the pancakes around.

Hint Two
    If you can get the biggest pancake over to the red plate, you're within inches of solving the puzzle.

Hint Three
    Shift the smallest pancake to the red plate, then place the medium-sized pancake on the middle plate.

    Next, place the smallest pancake on top of the medium pancake. This will free up the red plate for the biggest pancake.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Delicious!

The solution can be achieved in as few as seven moves. How many moves did it take you?

This puzzle is actually a variant of the famous Tower of Hanoi puzzle, a brainteaser invented by a French mathematician over 100 years ago.

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the right plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the left plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.

[edit] Progress

190 Picarats and 29 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 1 December 2015 at 05:41
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