MM129 - A Sweeping Solution

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A Sweeping Solution
Puzzle Number 129
Puzzle Name A Sweeping Solution
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Select
Location Sapphire Suite
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This is the one hundred and twenty-nineth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Yuming. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out which room is always passed through at the same point no matter which route is taken.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You want to find a route through the suite without passing through the same room twice.

    Why not start off working out some routes and see where they take you?

Hint Two
    No matter which route you take through the rooms, there is one room you will always pass through at the same point in the route.

    To make it clearer, try starting from the top-left and top-right rooms and count the rooms as you pass through them. Was there a room that was the same number in both routes?

Hint Three
    Actually, you don't even need to trace out any routes to work out this puzzle.

    Since there are 13 rooms in all, you have to pass through the same room at the seventh room. The two rooms in the middle of the suite are connected by only one door, so one of these rooms must be the central seventh room in any route.

Super Hint
    Considering the layout of the suite, we can suppose that one of the two large central rooms is the seventh one that comes up in the middle of any route through the 13 rooms. That room would have to have six rooms on either side of it, wouldn't it?

    Which room is that?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Have you considered all the possible routes?

[edit] When Completed


The large central room on the left-hand side is the only room that stays in the same position no matter the route.

Use the wall between the two central rooms to divide the suite into two halves. There are several routes, but no matter whether you start on the left or the right, this room will always be the seventh room you pass through.

[edit] Solution


Select the room as shown.

[edit] Progress

4710 Picarats and 234 Hint Coins.

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