DB038 - Moving Day

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Moving Day
Puzzle Number 038
Puzzle Name (US)Moving Day
(UK)Four Horses
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Farm Entrance
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This is the thirty-eighth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the large field on the left. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the shortest amount of time it will take to get all four horses from point A to B.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    When crossing back over from B to A, you want to move as quickly as possible, so make sure you put yourself in a position to cross over to A on the one-hour horse when possible.

    However, if you always make traveling back on your one-hour horse your top priority, you may end up wasting time on other legs of the journey. Don't assume you always need to return from B to A on the one-hour horse.

Hint Two
    In order to move all your horses from A to B in the shortest amount of time, you'll need to cross over from A to B three times and return from B to A twice.

    How do you make the most effective use of this limited number of crossings?

Hint Three
    First, bring your one-hour and two-hour horses over to B, then return to A on your one-hour horse.

    Next, bring your four- and six-hour horses over to B and return to A on your two-hour horse.

    This method minimizes the overall amount of time necessary to move all your horses to point B.

[edit] Messages

[edit] when Failed

Too bad!

Think hard about what the puzzle is asking you to do.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

To start, take your one- and two-hour horses. Then ride your one-hour horse back. Next, ride out on your four- and six-hour horses, and return on your two-hour horse. At this point, you've been moving horses for 11 hours--three in the first excursion, and eight in the next.

Now you should be back at point A with your one- and two-hour horses. Ride them both across to point B to finish the task in 13 hours.

[edit] Solution


It will take a minimum of 13 hours to move all the horses.

[edit] Progress

935 Picarats and 69 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 December 2015 at 04:22
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