DB021 - Pass It On!

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Pass It On!
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Puzzle Number 021
Puzzle Name Pass It On!
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Car 4 Room
Previous Puzzle DB020 - The Shoe Store Thief
Next Puzzle DB022 - Taking Out the Trash

This is the twenty-first puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Mitzi and Capone. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the shortest amount of time it will take to communicate a message along to seven other people.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    "Each time the message is spoken, it can only have one recipient."

    What you need to remember here is that any one person can only spread the message to one other person at a time.

    Try reading the problem again bearing in mind the above.

Hint Two
    Every time a given person relays the message to another person, the number of people who know the message will increase by one.

Hint Three
    One minute after the game starts, two people will know the message.

    If each of those people then goes on to spread the message, by the end of the second minute, a total of four people will know the message.

    Do you see where this is going?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Are you sure you're not being led astray by the working of the puzzle?

[edit] When Completed

Very nice!

If the original messenger spreads the word as shown above, the game can be completed in three minutes. During that time, the original messenger can tell three people the message, and the people who hear the message within the first two minutes can go on to become messengers themselves.

When an emergency arises, information networks structured in the above fashion can help get the word out fast.

[edit] Solution

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It was take three minutes for everyone to hear the message.

[edit] Progress

465 Picarats and 35 Hint Coins.



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