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Balancing Ornaments is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

Small ornaments dangle from a metal bar, and they've thrown the bar off balance.

US Version

The five ornament strings are spaced equally apart, and each of the three types of ornaments weight a different amount. The heaviest ornament weights the same as three of the lightest ones, while a medium ornament weights the same as two of the lightest ornaments.

Place one of the three ornaments in the rectangle in the space marked with a question mark to restore the bar's balance.

UK Version

The five ornament strings are spaced equally apart and each type of ornament weighs the same as one heavy ornament, while two light ornaments weigh the same as a medium ornament.

Place one of the three ornaments in the rectangle into the space marked "?" to restore the bar's balance.

Hints




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US Version

The center strand of ornaments won't affect the balance of the bar, so ignore it.

Also, the two strands hanging farthest out on the bar are the same weight, so try comparing the ornaments on the far left to the ornaments on the far right. You might find out something new.

UK Version

The middle strand of ornaments doesn't affect the balance of the bar, so ignore it.

Also, the two strands hanging at the ends of the bar are the same weight, so try comparing the ornaments on the far left to the ornaments on the far right. You might find out something new.

US Version

Look at the strands on the far left and the far right. While they both contain sun and moon ornaments, only the far-right strand has a star. By comparing the ornaments on these two strands, you can probably figure out how many suns and moons it takes to equal the weight of a star.

UK Version

Look at the strands on the far left and the far right. While they both contain sun and moon ornaments, only the far right strand has a star. By comparing the ornaments on these two strands, you can probably work out how many suns and moons it takes to equal the weight of a star.

US Version

A single star weighs the same as one sun and one moon together.

Now that the weight of one star is clear, you should be cable to compare the two strands next to the center strand.

UK Version

A single star weighs the same as one sun and one moon.

Now that you know the weight of one star, you should now be able to compare the two strands next to the middle strand.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Concentrate on figuring out which of the three ornaments must be the heaviest.

UK Version

Concentrate on working out which of the three ornaments must be the heaviest.

Correct

Good job!

US Version

The crescent-moon ornament is just heavy enough to balance things out. A single star ornament weighs the same as one sun and one moon together. The strand of ornaments that is supposed to counterbalance the one with a question mark doesn't have any star ornaments, but if you compare the ornaments as shown above, you can figure out what should go in the question mark space regardless.

UK Version

The crescent moon ornament is just heavy enough to balance things out. A single star ornament weighs the same as one sun and one moon together. The strand of ornaments that is supposed to counterbalance the one with a "?" doesn't have any star-shaped ornaments, but if you compare the ornaments as shown above you can work out what should go in the "?" space regardless.

DB077S

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