DB095 - Box of Books

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Box of Books
Puzzle Number 095
Puzzle Name Box of Books
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Museum 2nd Floor
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This is the ninety-fifth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the display case on the right. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the maximum number of books that can be placed into the box.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If all you had to do to solve this puzzle was count how many books you can stack in the box before it fills up, it wouldn't be much fun.

    You'll need to think creatively and in three dimensions to solve this one.

Hint Two
    The bottom of the box measures 30 inches by 30 inches. Each book is 20 inches by 20 inches, so you can really only fit in one if you place it flat. But if you do that, you'll be left with 10 extra inches on one side. Say, isn't that the exact same size as the thickness of one book?

Hint Three
    Even if you place three books upright in the box and use two more to fill what gaps you can, you'll still have a good chunk of wasted space on your hands. Fitting the books together in a space-efficient way is of utmost importance in solving this puzzle.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think in three dimensions to find the solution.

[edit] When Completed

Very nice!

If you arrange the books in the box as shown, you can cram a whopping six books into it!

[edit] Solution


Six books can fit into the box.

[edit] Progress

2940 Picarats and 166 Hint Coins.

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