MM012 - Sharing the Burden

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Sharing the Burden
Puzzle Number 012
Puzzle Name Sharing the Burden
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Arrange
Location Dromedary Lobby
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This is the twelfth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Pascal. In order to solve this puzzle, you must distribute the luggage so that each porter carries an even weight.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    There are six pieces of luggage, so your first assumption might be that each porter should carry three pieces. However, it's possible that one of them could take four pieces if they're light enough.

    Test this out by putting pieces A-D in one of the porters' hands. If he can't carry the four lightest pieces, then the only option is for the porters to take three pieces each.

Hint Two
    Based on Hint 1, it should be clear that each porter can carry only three pieces of luggage. The challenge then is to divide them up in a way that balances.

    First, try giving one porter the heaviest piece of luggage, F, and the other porter the second heaviest, E.

Hint Three
    Following on from Hint 2, the porter carrying piece F should also take the lightest piece of luggage, A.

    Meanwhile, the other porter should take B, the second-lightest piece.

    Now it's just a matter of where to put the last two!

Super Hint
    If you followed Hints 2 and 3, you should have just two pieces of luggage left.

    Thankfully, it doesn't matter if you get it wrong and make the porters buckle under the strain. They aim to please no matter the task, so you have ample opportunity to swap around pieces C and D and try again. This time it should be correct.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

You cannot fail this puzzle.

[edit] When Completed


A luggage crisis has been averted.

[edit] Solution


Distribute the luggage as shown.

[edit] Progress

335 Picarats and 62 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 25 August 2015 at 05:56
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