LS069 - Lanky Lamppost

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Lanky Lamppost
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Puzzle Number 069
Puzzle Name (US)Lanky Lamppost
(UK)Lanky Lamp Post
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Input
Location North Ely Park
Previous Puzzle LS068 - The Cat in the Maze
Next Puzzle LS070 - Good Neighbors

This is the sixty-ninth puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Clarence. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out the height of the lamppost.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The shadow on the wall is the tricky part. If runs vertically up the wall so the proportions of this part of the lamppost's shadow are not stretched.

    Actually, it's scale is the same as the posts next to the lamp or, indeed, any other vertical object.

Hint Two
    Think about a 2-meter post and how long its shadow would be. The 1-meter post casts a 1.5-meter-long shadow. Therefore, a post 2 meters tall would cast a shadow 3 meters long.

Hint Three
    The post is 1 meter tall with a shadow 1.5 meters long (in other words, the shadow is half as long again). The part of the lamppost's shadow stretching from the foot of the post up to the wall is 3 meters, and so the part of the lamppost casting a shadow on the ground is 2 meters high.

Super Hint
    Since we know from Hint 3 that the part of the shadow on the ground is cast by 2 meters of the lamppost, all we need to do now is add that to the 2 meters of shadow running up the wall.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Concentrate on the shadows.

[edit] When Completed

Precisely!

The lamppost is 4 meters high.

[edit] Solution

The lamppost is 4 meters high.

[edit] Progress

2655 Picarats and 264 Hint Coins.



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