UF078 - Rabbit Hops

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Rabbit Hops
Puzzle Number 078
Puzzle Name (US)Rabbit Hops
(UK)Bunny Hop
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Riverside Area
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This is the seventy eighth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Subject 3. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the minimum number of hops it will take the rabbit to reach 10 meters.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    At first glance, you might think the best this bunny can do is travel 70 centimeters forward and then 30 centimeters back, for a gain of 40 centimeters every two hops.

    Can you think of a more efficient way for the bunny to move forward?

Hint Two
    During the first 70-centimeter hop, there's something the rabbit can do to maximize his next jump.

    Remember, when he lands, he "hops 30 centimeters toward the direction his tail is pointing."

    Don't take anything for granted.

Hint Three
    Imagine the rabbit doing a 180-degree turn in midair during each hop.

    This maneuver would allow him to move toward the target spot with each hop!

Super Hint
    If during his first hop the rabbit does a 180-degree turn in midair, his tail will point toward the target spot when he lands, meaning his next hop will take him even closer to the target.

    As long as the rabbit does a 180-degree turn in midair during each hop, he will cover one meter every two hops!

    Pretty nifty, but it can make you dizzy just thinking about it...

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Bad luck!

The rabbit is certainly eccentric, but there is not doubt it is clever.

[edit] When Completed

Hop, hop, hooray!

Twenty hops is correct.

If the bunny rabbit turns 180 degrees in midair during each 70-centimeter hop, he will land and then hop 30 centimeters toward his tail, which will be pointing forward toward the target spot.

Using this method, it will simply take the bunny two hops to cover each meter!

[edit] Solution

It will take the rabbit 20 hops.

[edit] Progress

2520 Picarats and 205 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 16 November 2015 at 05:33
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