MM035 - Guess Stars

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Guess Stars
Puzzle Number 035
Puzzle Name (US)Guess Stars
(UK)Twinkle Tops
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Ledore Mansion Gate
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This is the thirty-fifth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Nils. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out which way the covered bottle top is facing.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The best way to solve this puzzle is to try it out. Find something nearby that can stand for the caps, and give it a try.

    Once you realize a particular rule, you won't need to flip the caps over 25 times to work out the answer.

Hint Two
    All the caps started facing up. If you flip one over, then four are facing up and one is facing down, right?

    Now flip another over and you'll have three facing up and two facing down.

    If you flip another, that's two facing up and three facing down.

    Notice any pattern here?

Hint Three
    Think carefully about the relationship between the number of times a cap has been flipped and the number of caps still facing up.

    When the number of flips is even, the number of caps facing up is odd. If you keep this in mind, you won't need to flip them 25 times to solve the puzzle.

Super Hint
    When the number of flips is odd, the number of caps facing up must be even.

    Notice 25 flips is an odd number, and two of the visible caps are facing up, which can only mean one thing.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Do you notice anything as you keep flipping caps over and over?

[edit] When Completed


The cap is facing down.

If you flip the caps an odd number of times, the number of caps facing up will be even, and vice versa.

Since 25 is an odd number, there can only be two caps facing up, so the covered one must be facing down.

[edit] Solution

The cap is facing down.

[edit] Progress

1085 Picarats and 114 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 20 August 2015 at 21:07
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