CV025 - Equilateral Triangle

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Equilateral Triangle
Puzzle Number 025
Puzzle Name Equilateral Triangle
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Placement
Location Restaurant
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This is the twenty-fifth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Flick. In order to solve this puzzle, you must move three coins to make the triangle point downwards.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If you flipped the position of the base and the top rows of the triangle, the triangle would point the opposite direction. But moving the top rows of the triangle requires you to move six coins.

    Why don't you try to move the base row?

Hint Two
    You don't really think it's impossible to flip the triangle by moving three coins, do you?! Come on now!

    Think about it. You can only move three coins. You're dealing with a three-sided shape. This couldn't be a coincidence, now could it?

Hint Three
    There are three corners on a triangle. Since the triangle pictured here is pointing upward, only one corner points upward. The other two corners point downward.

    You are trying to reverse the direction of the triangle, so why not focus on rearranging the corners?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

You're going to have to think creatively if you want to change the triangle direction by moving only three coins.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

The interesting thing about this puzzle is the way the whole triangle changes shape with the simple shifting of a few coins.

The trick is to think about the corners on the first triangle. Then it's easy to see the changes you need to make.

[edit] Solution


Move the coins as shown.

[edit] Progress

815 Picarats and 49 Hint Coins.

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