DB079 - The Gear Switch

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The Gear Switch
Puzzle Number 079
Puzzle Name The Gear Switch
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Mine Machine Room
Previous Puzzle DB078 - A Maze of Doors
Next Puzzle DB080 - The Elevator Switch

This is the seventy-ninth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the back door. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which way to pull the knob to open the door.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    When one gear rotates with another, the two gears must rotate in opposite directions.

    Use the Memo function to keep track of the direction of each gear's rotation.

Hint Two
    The gear at the very bottom has to rotate clockwise to hit the switch, so the board of teeth directly above it will need to move to the right. Make sense? Now continue that line of thought as you move up toward the knob.

Hint Three
    The board of teeth underneath the three gears at the top needs to move to the left. Therefore, the gear directly above it needs to rotate clockwise.

    Keep going until you reach the knob at the top!

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

There are only two ways to answer this question, so the answer must be the option you didn't pick.

Before you answer, though, think the puzzle through so you can understand the solution.

[edit] When Completed

Nicely done!

Moving the knob toward B will spin the gears in a way that causes the bottom lever to hit the OPEN button.

Since there are only two possible answers for this puzzle, you could have just guessed, but we're sure you thought the problem out before answering, right?

[edit] Solution


The knob must be pulled to the right.

[edit] Progress

3390 Picarats and 178 Hint Coins.

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