DB083 - Pancake Stacks 2

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Pancake Stacks 2
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Puzzle Number 083
Puzzle Name (US)Pancake Stacks 2
(UK)Piles of Pancakes 2
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Move
Location Northeast Alley
Previous Puzzle DB082 - Restarting the Lift
Next Puzzle DB084 - Pancake Stacks 3

This is the eighty-third puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Gertie. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move the stack of pancakes one at a time to the plate on the right, without stacking bigger pancakes on top of smaller ones.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    While you might have been able to solve the first Pancake Stacks puzzle by just moving the pancakes around randomly, you'll need to think harder if you wish to find a solution this time around.

    See if you can't come up with a rule for effectively shifting pancakes around.

Hint Two
    Developing an effective way of moving the smallest pancake is key, because you can't place anything on top of it. Think about a series of moves you can repeat to keep that littlest pancake out of your way.

Hint Three
    Move the smallest pancake to the middle plate, and place the second-smallest pancake on the far-right plate. Next, move the smallest pancake on top of the pancake on the right, and bring a new pancake over to fill the middle plate. After that, take the smallest pancake and move it to the left plate.

    If you repeat this pattern, as you move the other pancakes around, you'll solve the problem in no time flat.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

Yummy!

Did you know that you can solve this puzzle in as few as 15 moves?

[edit] Step-By-Step Solution

  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the right plate to the left plate.
  • Move a pancake from the right plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the left plate.
  • Move a pancake from the right plate to the left plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the middle plate.
  • Move a pancake from the left plate to the right plate.
  • Move a pancake from the middle plate to the right plate.

[edit] Progress

2350 Picarats and 145 Hint Coins.



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