Can someone explain puzzle 54 for me?

  1. I know that the answer to the painting the flag puzzle (puzzle 54) is 36, but how can you solve that puzzle without actually writing out the 36 combinations?

    User Info: lentels

    lentels - 7 years ago

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  1. The game's own solution explains this fairly well (by working out 9 combinations and multiplying by 4)

    Saying that, the puzzle can be solved without having to work out any specific combinations

    The left third of the flag can be any of 4 possibilities

    As the middle third must be different from the left third, the middle third can only be any of 3 possibilities (for each of the 4 possibilities for the left third)

    As the right third must be different from the middle third, this third can also only be any of 3 possibilities (for each of the 3 possibilities for the middle third)

    From this, working out the number of possible combinations is simply 4x3x3

    For easy reference, the puzzle, hints and solution can be seen here
    professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com/2008/11/puzzle054.html

    User Info: TheGuidingLight

    TheGuidingLight - 7 years ago 0 0

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