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Bickering Brothers is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

## Puzzle

US Version

Six brothers have gathered around a table to eat dinner. Each of the brothers is prone to fighting with the siblings directly above and below him in age and can't be seated next to either of them. Also, Brothers 3 and 5 got into an argument the other day and refuse to sit next to each other.

The eldest brother (Brother 1) has already sat down at the big table and is waiting on the others to start eating. Can you find a seating arrangement that will keep everyone from fighting with each other?

UK Version

Six brother have gathered around a table to eat dinner. Let's call them brothers 1 to 6, with 1 being the eldest and 6 the youngest.

Each of the brothers is prone to fighting with the siblings directly above and below him in age and can't be seated next to either of them. Also, brothers 3 and 5 got into an argument the other day and refuse to sit next to each other.

Brother 1 has already sat down. Can you find a seating arrangement for the others that will keep everyone from bickering?

## Hints

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Don't spend too much time trying to think it out. Instead, just move those brothers around and see what develops.

There are only three seats Brother 2 can sit in because he can't sit next to Brother 1. Plop him down in any one of those seats and move on to Brother 3. We know Brother 3 can't sit next to Brother 2... And so on and so forth.

This puzzle would be a breeze if it weren't for the spat between Brother 3 and Brother 5. What a pain they are.

Sit Brother 3 next to Brother 1. That ought to keep the little guy in line.

You already know to sit Brother 3 next to Brother 1.

Next, sit Brother 4 directly across the table from Brother 1.

The rest is up to you.

## Solution

### Incorrect

Nope!

They're an unruly bunch, so seat the brothers so they won't fight at the dinner table.

### Correct

Good job!

Sit the boys as shown and there shouldn't be any trouble. The mirror image of this seating arrangement is also a valid answer.

Finally, a meal in peace.

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