DB066 - The Locked Box

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The Locked Box
Puzzle Number 066
Puzzle Name The Locked Box
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Mine Entrance
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This is the sixty-sixth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the tool in the mine cart on the right. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which numbers to turn the red dial on to, matching the numbers on the blue dial.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    When the red dial reads 0, the blue dial reads 5. When the red dial reads 3, the blue dial reads 2.

    As stated in the puzzle, the distance the blue dial moves is equal to the distance the red dial moves. When the red dial moves from 0 to 3, the blue dial moves from 5 to 2. Read that last sentence again and think about what it says about the dials' relationship.

Hint Two
    Did you catch on to what Hint One was trying to tell you? The red and blue dials turn the exact same amount, but as you may have noticed, as the numbers on one dial turn in one direction, the numbers on the other dial turn the other way.

Hint Three
    When you turn the red dial, the blue dial moves the same amount, only in the opposite direction.

    So all you need to do is construct a quick table to show you how values on the red dial correspond to other values on the blue dial. Try writing up the table using the Memo function, if you like.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

If you can just work out how the two dials turn in relation to one another, the rest is a breeze.

[edit] When Completed

That was tough!

The red dial has to be turned to 2, 7, 1, and finally 4 to produce the numbers you need on the blue dial.

It turns out these two dials actually rotate in opposite directions. One great way to solve this problem is to create a chart with each dial's corresponding numbers, like the one above.

[edit] Solution


The red dial must be turned to 2, 7, 1, then 4.

[edit] Progress

3370 Picarats and 175 Hint Coins.

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