Professor Layton: Puzzle Solutions For Puzzles 103-110
Puzzle #103 - Pool Problem:
Goal: Replacing only three of the faulty valves in the image, get the water to flow through the hose.
Solution: The three valves you need to replace are shown in the image to the right.
Puzzle #104 - The Cake Gobbler:
Goal: Identify which of the people (A, B, C, or D) is lying about not eating the cake.
Solution: This puzzle is incredibly mean. Notice that you circle your answer instead of tapping a letter, like in most multiple choice puzzles. That’s actually because all four people are telling the truth, and the accuser is the one lying. Circle the fifth person on screen that has no letter above his head for your answer.
Puzzle #105 - The Fingerprint:
Goal: Choose which fingerprint (A, B, C, or D) matches the image underneath the magnifying glass.
Solution: Remember that a fingerprint left behind on something would be a mirror image of the print looking down on the actual fingertip. The solution is A.
Puzzle #106 - Four Stamps:
Goal: Determine which of the four stamps you would have to use to create a valid equation in the space given using the fewest number of stamps possible.
Solution: As usual with puzzles like this, your task is to create a number not given to you with the numbers you have, but for once the solution isn’t to flip a 6 upside-down to get a 9. The valid equation here is 3+5=8, or 5+3=8, using the 3 stamp twice (once backwards) to form an 8. The stamps you need are 3 and 5.
Puzzle #107 - Chicken Race:
Goal: Just like in photo finish earlier, you need to use the torn apart and shuffled pieces of a photo taken of a race to determine the placements, and then you need to identify 7th place to solve the puzzle.
Solution: Again, the challenge here comes with being able to put the pieces back together in your head and keep them straight while you do. If you manage it, you’ll find that E is in 7th place.
Puzzle #108 - Dogs And Cats:
Goal: Determine the smallest value possible to make the very strange equation true.
Solution: If you plug some values into the example equations you’re given, the pattern you’ll find is that odd numbers are represented as “dog" and even numbers are represented as “cat." Thus, to complete the equation “1 + ? = dog dog dog" you simply need to plug in the smallest value that results in three consecutive odd numbers when added to 1. The solution is 110.
Puzzle #109 - Three Blocks:
Goal: Rotate the maze clockwise and counter-clockwise to get the red, blue, and yellow blocks to fall into their respective spaces.
Solution: Rotate counter-clockwise twice, then clockwise five times, the counter-clockwise another five times, and finally, clockwise three times.
Puzzle #110 - A Zero Sum Game:
Goal: Change all four tiles to zeroes, using the four buttons.
Solution: It doesn’t tell you what changes each button makes, but if you play around with it a bit, you’ll find that button A adds five to its column, and button B adds 3. Button C adds 7 to its row, and button D adds 4. Using this knowledge, the solution is as follows: Press A once, followed by B nine times, C seven times, and D four times.