DB044 - Tangled Ropes

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Tangled Ropes
Puzzle Number 044
Puzzle Name Tangled Ropes
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Farm Entrance
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This is the forty-fourth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Remy. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many rope loops will be caught in the red rope if it were to be pulled to form a knot.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Carefully study how the ropes are wrapped around each other. In at least a few places, the ropes may appear entangled but can actually be removed easily from the pile with a single tug.

    You've probably experienced this phenomenon before when untangling a mess of appliance wires at home.

Hint Two
    Pay special attention to the length of red rope forming a loop, as this portion of the rope will form a knot when pulled and is the key to solving this puzzle. Remember, any loops that aren't caught within the knot that forms don't count toward your answer.

Hint Three
    Do you see the yellow loop of rope? It may look tangled in with the other, but it turns out that when it's pulled, this rope will slip free of all the other ones in the pile.

    Now, what about those other two ropes?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Make sure you examine every detail of the picture carefully!

[edit] When Completed

Good thinking!

Not a single loop will become truly entangled in the knot that forms. When you pull the red rope and form a knot, one loop will fall away, and the other two will hang from the red rope, free of the knot.

[edit] Solution


None of the loops will become entangled.

[edit] Progress

980 Picarats and 72 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 December 2015 at 20:33
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