UF146 - Birds on a Wire

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Birds on a Wire
Puzzle Number 146
Puzzle Name Birds on a Wire
Picarats Given 15 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Green Hospital
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This is the one hundred and forty sixth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must examine the tree in front of the hospital. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many birds were originally on the power lines.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    This puzzle is actually quite simple.

Hint Two
    The woman is explaining something quite simple in an overly complicated way...

Hint Three
    Half the birds fly away, and one comes back. Then half the birds fly away again, and one comes back again. And so forth, and so forth.

    But the number of birds always ends up the same as it started. The answer is so simple, you don't even need to calculate anything.

Super Hint
    The phrase "half of them fly away" is the tricky part. In this puzzle, "half" is actually referring to only one bird!

    Get it now?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Don't let the birds win!

[edit] When Completed

Tweet tweet!

Two birds is correct!

Half of two is one, so one bird flies away and then comes right back. So the number of birds always ends up being two.

In this puzzle, using "half" to refer to one bird is potentially quite misleading. Be sure to choose your words carefully, even if you're explaining something simple.

[edit] Solution

There are two birds on the power lines.

[edit] Progress

390 Picarats and 83 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 27 November 2015 at 02:49
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