CV101 - Splitting It Up

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Splitting It Up
Puzzle Number 101
Puzzle Name Splitting It Up
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Market
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This is the one hundred and first puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the top of the pillar. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many cubes will have just one side painted red.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Take another look at the picture.

    When this big cube is divided, which of the small cubes do you think will have one side painted?

    At the very least, the corner boxes won't fall into this category. Every corner box has three painted sides.

Hint Two
    As stated in the previous hint, all the corner pieces of the big cube have three painted sides.

    Additionally, with the exception of corner boxes, all the small cubes that touch another face of the big cube have two painted sides.

Hint Three
    As shown in the diagram, the only small cubes that have one side painted are the ones located in the dead center of each face of the big cube. Each face of the big cube has only one of these.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think about where a cube has to be situated in the larger structure in order to only have one red side.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

If you can dissect the block in your head in the way shown above, the answer is easy enough to come by.

As you can see, the number of small cubes with one side painted red is six, one for each face of the larger block.

[edit] Solution


Six cubes have one painted side.

[edit] Progress

1395 Picarats and 68 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 4 January 2016 at 19:23
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