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A Work of Art is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

The drawing below is made up of curved lines that intersect to create sections. If you want to color in the entire canvas so that no section touches the side of a section with the same color, what's the fewest number of colors you can use? You can use a color as many times as you want as long as it doesn't touch any area with the same color.

Once you have your answer, tap the Input Answer icon and enter the number of colors.

UK Version

The drawing below is made up of curved lines that intersect to create sections. If you want to colour in the entire canvas so that no section touches a section of the same colour, what's the fewest number of colours you can use?
You can use a colour as many times as you like as long as it doesn't touch a section with the same colour.

Once you have your answer, touch Input Answer and enter the number of colours.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

There's no trick here.

US Version

You might have an easier time if you mark the drawing by using the Memo function.

UK Version

You might have an easier time if you use the Memo Function to mark sections of the drawing.

US Version

Why don't you take a closer look at the corners of the picture?

UK Version

Why don't you take a closer look at the corners of the drawing?

US Version

You can complete most of the drawing using only two colors, but did you notice there's one pesky area down in the lower-left corner that requires an additional color?

UK Version

You can complete most of the drawing using only two colours, but did you notice there's one pesky area down in the bottom-left corner that requires an additional colour?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Think hard about the clues you've been given and try again.

UK Version

Think about it and have another shot.

Correct

That's right!

US Version

You'll need three colors to fill in the drawing. Most of the drawing can be done with two colors, but one pesky area in the lower-left corner requires a third color to complete.

UK Version

You'll need three colours to fill in the drawing. Most of the drawing can be done with two colours, but one pesky area in the bottom-left corner requires a third colour to complete.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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