MM130 - Water, Wood, Fire

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Water, Wood, Fire
Puzzle Number 130
Puzzle Name Water, Wood, Fire
Picarats Given 50 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Emerald Suite
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This is the one hundred and thirtieth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Frankie and Conner. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out who could have won if they had swapped a wood and a water card.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If the player was dissatisfied with the cards drawn, that person must not have been the winner.

    If you work out who the winner was, you can rule out that player right away.

Hint Two
    Here's how you work out the actual winner:
    A versus B
    - A (water), B (water) = draw
    - A (wood), B (fire) - B wins
    C versus D
    - C (wood), D (water) = C wins
    B versus C (final)
    - B (water), C (water) = draw
    - B (fire), C (wood) = B wins
    B is the winner overall.

Hint Three
    B is the winner, so the one complaining is A, C, or D. What if A had been allowed to swap wood for water and water for wood?
    A versus B
    - A (wood), B (water) = A wins
    A versus C (final)
    - A (water), C (water) = draw
    - A (wood), C (wood) = draw
    - A (fire), C (water) = C wins
    A would have lost even if he had swapped his cards, so A isn't the sore loser.

Super Hint
    The one who complained must be either C or D. What if C had been allowed to swap her cards?
    C versus D
    - C (water), D (water) = draw
    - C (wood), D (wood) = draw
    - C (water), D (fire) = C wins
    B versus C (final)
    - B (water), C (wood) = C wins
    In this scenario, C wins. Hold on--didn't B beat C in the actual game?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

You know from the diagram that in the first round A play B and C plays D.

[edit] When Completed


It was C who was lamenting her bad luck. If she'd had a few more draws, she would have won!

[edit] Solution

C was complaining about losing.

[edit] Progress

4760 Picarats and 237 Hint Coins.

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