LS025 - Taste Test

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Taste Test

Taste Test
Puzzle Number 025
Puzzle Name (US)Taste Test
(UK)Bun Gourmet
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Input
Location Paddy's Place
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This is the twenty-fifth puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Paddy. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out the minimum number to buns that must be tasted to determine the shape of each type.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    On the table we can see there is a group of four buns, two groups of three buns and a group of two buns.

    From the puzzle, which types of buns do you think there are the most and fewest of?

Hint Two
    Let's compare the amounts of buns described in the puzzle:
    Cream > Butter
    Chocolate < Jam
    Jam < Cream
    So put another way:
    Cream > Butter
    Cream > Jam > Chocolate

Hint Three
    Based on the puzzle, we know there are more cream buns than any other type. Therefore we can exclude the largest group on the table from our taste test.

    That leaves two groups of three and one group of two. Since Jam > Chocolate, one of the remaining groups of three must be jam, while the group of two must be chocolate. We can also skip that group in our test.

Super Hint
    Since you know which buns are in the biggest and smallest groups, all you need to do is determine which of the remaining two groups of buns is which.

    And you don't really need to taste both to figure that out, do you?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Try figuring out which buns are in the biggest group on the table.

[edit] When Completed

Sweet deal!

You only need to taste one.

From the puzzle, you know the cream buns and the chocolate buns are the most numerous and the fewest, respectively, so you can skip the largest and the smallest groups on the table. That leaves only two groups of three buns. If you try one bun from either group, you'll instantly know which types are which!

[edit] Solution

You only need to taste one bun.

[edit] Progress

865 Picarats and 111 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 7 September 2015 at 20:29
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