LS080 - Paint the Plinth

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Paint the Plinth
Puzzle Number 080
Puzzle Name Paint the Plinth
Picarats Given 55 Picarats
Type Input
Location Black Market
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This is the eightieth puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Shackwell. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out the minimum amount of cubes you would need.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If you place just one cube on the ground, then five sides will be showing. If you place a cube next to it, both cubes will have four sides showing. Try out some other configurations, and think about which sides of each cube would be showing.

Hint Two
    What configuration would you need to paint a cube on only one side? You would need to surround the cube so that only the top surface is showing.

Hint Three
    Once you've worked out how to paint a cube on only one side, the next task is the cube with two sides painted. You will need to cover three sides of that cube in addition to the side facing the ground.

Super Hint
    You need four cubes to cover the sides of the cube you paint on the side. You can use one of these four cubes as the cube you paint on two sides--simply place two more cubes on either side of it.

    This basic configuration is actually all you need to get cubes painted on one side, two sides, three sides, and four sides.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think about which sides of each cube you would need to paint every time you change the configuration.

[edit] When Completed


You would need seven cubes. You need at least five cubes just to get a single cube with only one side painted. In order to paint one of those five cubes on two sides, you need to add another two cubes. Once that basic configuration has been made, the rest of the cubes should follow.

[edit] Solution

Seven cubes are needed.

[edit] Progress

3180 Picarats and 264 Hint Coins.

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