MJ074 - Traffic Jam

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Traffic Jam
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Puzzle Number 074
Puzzle Name Traffic Jam
Picarats Given 35 Picarats
Type Logical
Location Manager's Office
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This is the seventy-fourth puzzle you'll encounter in Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy. To access this puzzle, you must investigate the plate on the left. To complete the puzzle, you must determine the minimum number of cars that would cause a three-hour delay.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Read the problem carefully, and make sure you know what the question is. You're not being asked the number of cars in the jam.

Hint Two
    How many cars would it take to cause a jam?
    That's what you need to figure out.

Hint Three
    The road is narrow, so if the first car was blocking the road, that would cause a jam.

Super Hint
    Continuing on from hint three...
    It's a two-lane road, but imagine what would happen if the first car was stopped sideways on.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Bad luck.

Are you missing something?

[edit] When Completed

You did it!

If the first car is parked sideways along both lanes, that is enough to cause a jam. The question wasn't how many cars would be caught up in the jam, but how many cars it would take to cause a jam.

[edit] Solution

Only one car would cause a jam.

[edit] Progress

2895 Picarats and 190 Hint Coins.


Last edited by Squiggle on 11 October 2017 at 22:48
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