UF160 - Dirt Patchwork

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Dirt Patchwork
Puzzle Number 160
Puzzle Name (US)Dirt Patchwork
(UK)Plot Patchwork
Picarats Given 50 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Layton's Challenges
Previous Puzzle UF159 - Impassable Gate 2
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This is the one hundred and sixtieth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. This puzzle can be accessed through Professor Layton's Challenges. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the maximum number of sections that can be created by dividing the patch of dirt with five ropes.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The five ropes would simply create six sections if you weren't allowed to cross them.

    But you're allowed to cross the ropes, so you can create a lot more spaces.

Hint Two
    If you stretch a rope across the patch of dirt from top to bottom and another from left to right, they'll cross in the middle and divide and patch into four different sections. And that's using just two of your five ropes!

Hint Three
    With your five ropes, you can divide the patch of dirt into more than 10 different sections.

Super Hint
    Use the Memo function to draw a star in the middle of the circle using five straight lines. Make sure the points of the star are within the circle and the lines creating each point cross and extend out into the grass so they create one more space within the circle.

    Now count each section. Well, how many are there?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

The sections can all be different sizes. The important thing is to divide the patch into the maximum number of plots.

[edit] When Completed


You can divide the patch of dirt into as many as 16 different sections!

The first rope divides the circle into two sections. The second rope divides it into four. The third rope crosses the first two and divides the patch into seven sections. Once you've used all five ropes like this, you end up with 16 sections!

A simple example is a star in the center as shown in the image above.

[edit] Solution


A maximum of 16 sections can be made.

[edit] Progress

5320 Picarats and 300 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 20 December 2015 at 22:55
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