UF106 - Four Stamps

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Four Stamps
Puzzle Number 106
Puzzle Name Four Stamps
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Select
Location Arcade East Exit
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This is the one hundred and sixth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Dupree. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the minimum number of stamps that must be used to create a valid equation.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Think of all the equations with a one-digit answer that you can make from the four stamps provided.

    There aren't that many combinations, so you should be able to figure out the results in no time.

Hint Two
    Using only one, three, five, and seven won't allow you to create a valid equation. This calls for a shift in your thinking. Pay close attention to the shape of each stamp...

Hint Three
    The key to this puzzle is that you're using stamps. One of the stamps can be used twice in the same square to create a single digit. Picture how you might rotate the stamps, and see if you can figure it out.

Super Hint
    If you use the three stamp twice in a single blank square, you can make a different number and it only counts as one stamp. Use that to number as the answer to the equation.

    Now just figure out what else you need to use and you'll be done. But don't forget that you're trying to use the fewest number of stamps possible.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Be sure to consider all possibilities.

[edit] When Completed


The three and five stamps are all you need! The equation can be solved by making 1 + 7 = 8, but that uses three stamps. You only need two stamps to make 3 + 5 = 8.

[edit] Solution


Only two stamps are needed.

[edit] Progress

3605 Picarats and 249 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 23 November 2015 at 02:40
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