MM121 - Ball-Dart Bull's-Eye

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Ball-Dart Bull's-Eye
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Puzzle Number 121
Puzzle Name (US)Ball-Dart Bull's-Eye
(UK)Ball Dart Bullseye
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Dromedary Plaza
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This is the one hundred and twenty-first puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Sterling. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out which player hit the bull's-eye.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    First, you'll need to work out the combination of points needed for the three balls that didn't hit 50.

    There should be four possible patterns.

Hint Two
    Given that someone scored a 50, there are four possible combinations that can get them up to 62 points:
    1. 50, 6, 5, 1
    2. 50, 6, 4, 2
    3. 50, 5, 5, 2
    4. 50, 5, 4, 3

    Using these as reference, can you determine who scored the 50?

Hint Three
    Think about A's score. He scored 27 with his first two balls, so that means he must have scored a 25 and a 2. That leaves 35 points, so he can only have scored a 30 and a 5 after that. That rules out A.

Super Hint
    Following on from Hint 3, we now know that A's combination was 30, 25, 5, 2.

    Observe the four patterns in Hint 2 again. We can rule out patterns two and three because we know that A scored the only 2. Which leaves the following:
    1. 50, 6, 5, 1
    4. 50, 5, 4, 3
    Didn't B score a 5 with her last ball?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Use what you know to narrow down which balls could belong to each player.

[edit] When Completed

Correct!

We know A had to have scored a 30, a 25, a 5, and a 2. Additionally, by looking at all possible three-ball, 12-point combinations that take the score from 50 to 62, and by excluding A's 2 from these combinations, the one who hit the bull's-eye must have scored a 5.

Two balls hit the 5-point area, one of which was A's, so only B could have got the 50-point score.

[edit] Solution

B hit the bull's-eye.

[edit] Progress

4350 Picarats and 214 Hint Coins.



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