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A Sweet Treat is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

US Version

On the way home from the store, you unwrap a perfectly square block of chocolate. Much to your dismay, you find that only four of the 16 chocolate squares have an almond in them.

You and your three friends want to divide the chocolate evenly along the lines between the squares. However, just to make things interesting, you've decided to divide it so that each piece is the same shape and contains an almond in a different location. Good luck!

UK Version

You go to the shop to buy some almond chocolate to share with your three friends. However, upon unwrapping the chocolate, you find that only four of the 16 chocolate squares actually have an almond in them.

How can you cut the chocolate up into four pieces to share, each with the same shape, but containing an almond in a different location?

Hints




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To satisfy all the conditions set forth by the puzzle, you need to cut the chocolate into four L-shaped pieces.

Now, how to divide it up?

It's easy enough to cut the chocolate into four L-shaped pieces. The problem is getting those stubborn almonds into the right places!

Try working it out a few times. If two almonds keep ending up in the same piece of chocolate, you know you've got to rework your strategy for dividing up that section.

As you can see, there are a total of 16 squares of chocolate that you'll divide up into four sections of four squares.

There are only so many ways to arrange four L-shaped pieces of chocolate into a perfect square. See if you can brainstorm a few before you begin cutting.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Study the position of those almonds.

Correct

Nicely done!

Now make sure you share with everyone!

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