MJ043 - Puzzling Pearls

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Puzzling Pearls
Puzzle Number 043
Puzzle Name Puzzling Pearls
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Thingamajig Thinking
Location Grand Entrance Hall
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This is the forty-third puzzle you'll encounter in Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Madame Doublée. To complete the puzzle, you must make each shell contain five pearls.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You need fifteen pearls in total, but there is no way to reduce their number, so be careful not to create too many of them.
    If you want to solve this in a few moves as possible, you should try to avoid moving single pearls.

Hint Two
    There is more than one solution to this puzzle, but let's take one example.
    First, increase the number of pearls so that each shell contains four.

Hint Three
    Continuing on from hint two...
    When each shell contains four pearls, move one pearl to another shell so that one shell contains three pearls and one shell contains five pearls.

Super Hint
    Continuing on from hint three...
    Take the shell that contains three pearls and double their number to six. Then move a pearl from there so that all of the shells contain five pearls each.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed

You did it!

What a lot of lovely pearls. Perhaps a few too many, in fact. To solve this puzzle in as few steps as possible, you need to avoid moving the pearls around too much. See if you can solve it in nine steps.

[edit] Solution

  • Increase the number of pearls to four in each shell.
  • Move a pearl from the leftmost shell to the center shell.
  • Double the number of pearls in the leftmost shell.
  • Move a pearl from the leftmost shell to the rightmost shell.

[edit] Progress

1605 Picarats and 109 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 4 September 2017 at 03:14
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