DB120 - Tug of War

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Tug of War
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Puzzle Number 120
Puzzle Name Tug of War
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Mark Answer
Location West Y-Road
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This is the one hundred and twentieth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Lila. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which horses must go on the opposing side of horses E and F to result in a draw using the information given.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    There's no need to do any complicated calculations. The same horses compete several times, and since a tie means the teams are equal, think about what might happen with different matchups.

Hint Two
    You can think about the results of the first and third matches in the following way:

    A B C D = E F G H
    D A = F H E

    If you make some substitutions, you come up with the following:
    BC = G

Hint Three
    Take the information from Hint Two and the results of the second match together to infer the following:
    H C B = G A
    B C = G

    Making a substitution, we get:
    H = A

    Use this to make a new team.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Use the results of the earlier matches to find the correct team.

[edit] When Completed

Way to go!

Of course, other matchups might work, but the only one you can confirm will end in a tie based on this information is horse D.

[edit] Solution

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Pitting horse D against E and F will result in a tie.

[edit] Progress

2210 Picarats and 142 Hint Coins.



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