DB089 - Flower Bed Fun

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Flower Bed Fun
Puzzle Number 089
Puzzle Name Flower Bed Fun
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Clock Tower Plaza
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This is the eighty-ninth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Derby. In order to solve this puzzle, you must find the area of the red area between the flower beds.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Don't bother thinking about pi. You don't need it to solve this one!

Hint Two
    If you draw straight lines between the four center points of each of the flower beds, it makes a square!

Hint Three
    From the points where two flower beds touch, draw two diagonal lines that cut through the center of the diagram and end where two other flower beds touch.

    These two lines should divide that middle space between all four flower beds into four neat sections. What can you learn from those four sections?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

You shouldn't need to do any complex maths to solve this one.

[edit] When Completed

Nice job!

The red section has an area of 400 square feet. If you quarter the space between the flower beds and fit the pieces to the circle as shown on the diagram on the right, you can turn the circle into a square. Once you do, the sides of the square will have the same length as the diameter of a single flower bed: 20 feet. Square this number to get the area and your answer.

[edit] Solution


The red area is 400 square feet.

[edit] Progress

1550 Picarats and 97 Hint Coins.

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