DB073 - Can Conundrum

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Can Conundrum
Puzzle Number 073
Puzzle Name Can Conundrum
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Clock Tower Plaza
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This is the seventy-third puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Niles. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which can is filled with water.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Study each can, one at a time, and observe how they're balanced relative to each other.

Hint Two
    Notice how the biggest stick is level even though it's connected to the tree at a point left of the stick's center.

    This shows that the water must be in one of the four cans hanging from the left side of the big stick.

Hint Three
    We know that the water is in one of the four cans on the left, so finding the can in question should be a breeze.

    Just look at the position of the four cans on the left relative to the string attaching all four cans to the big stick above. Which can looks heavier than the others?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think hard about this puzzle and try again.

[edit] When Completed

Nicely done!

The answer is A. The biggest stick connects to the branch at a point left of center on the stick. Four cans hang from each side of this big stick. However, because the string connecting the stick to the tree is left of center, the set of four cans on the left must be heavier than the four cans on the right. A, B, C, and D all hang from the left side of the big stick. However, judging by their distance from the string attaching them to the large stick, A must be the heaviest.

[edit] Solution

Can A is filled with water.

[edit] Progress

2620 Picarats and 160 Hint Coins.

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