MM140 - Evenly Matched 4

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Evenly Matched 4
Puzzle Number 140
Puzzle Name (US)Evenly Matched 4
(UK)Pawn Portions 4
Picarats Given 80 Picarats
Type Draw Line
Location Layton's Challenges
Previous Puzzle MM139 - Emperor's Throne 3
Next Puzzle MM141 - Fix the Fossil 2

This is the one hundred and fortieth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. This puzzle can be accessed through Professor Layton's Challenges. In order to solve this puzzle, you must evenly divide the pawns to make sure four black and four white pawns are enclosed in areas of the same shape.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It may be a little daunting to see the board covered in so many pawns, but don't be discouraged.

    First, try to divide the board in two, making sure there is an equal number of black and white pawns on either side.

Hint Two
    It's difficult to get a good grasp of the pawn distribution at first glance, so you could try counting them.

    A clean cut down the middle leaves you with eight black pawns and eight white pawns on either side. Give it a try.

Hint Three
    Now consider how to split the two halves you've made with the vertical line.

    It may help you to know that the pawns in A6, B6, and C6 should all lie within the same section.

Super Hint
    In the bottom-left section, you'll need the three pawns on the bottom row mentioned in Hint 3 and the pawns in C2, C3, and C5. If you draw around these, you should have a backward L-shape.

    Now if you just add two more black pawns, you're set!

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Oh well.

Are you positive that each section was the exact same shape and had four white and four black pawns?

[edit] When Completed


You did a splendid job of dividing up the board!

[edit] Solution


Divide the board as shown.

[edit] Progress

5325 Picarats and 250 Hint Coins.

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