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Carrying Glasses (Thirsty Work in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Puzzle

Rubbing his back, the waiter sighed wearily and said,

"I always use the same box to carry as many glasses as I can at a time, but there's one type of glass that I hate carrying."

Of the four glass types pictured here, which one is the waiter talking about? Keep in mind that they all weigh the same.

Hints




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US Version

The waiter said he hates carrying the box when it's filled with one type of glass.

What kind of things are unpleasant to carry?

UK Version

The waiter said he hated carrying the box when it was filled with one type of glass.

What makes things unpleasant to carry?

US Version

The waiter is struggling with the weight of the box when he carries the glasses.

UK Version

It's the weight of the box that gives the waiter trouble when he's carrying glasses.

US Version

The more glasses there are in a box, the heavier the box becomes. The type of glass that the waiter doesn't like is the one that you can fit a lot of into a box.

UK Version

The more glasses there are in a box, the heavier the box becomes. The type of glass that the waiter doesn't like carrying is the one that you can fit a lot of into a box.

US Version

If a glass is stackable, you could fit more of them into the same-sized box. Which of these glasses can you stack?

UK Version

If a glass is stackable, you can fit more of them into a box.

Which of these glasses can you stack?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Think about actually carrying glasses. How do you carry them?

UK Version

Try to imagine actually carrying glasses in a box...

Correct

Very good!

The glass type in question is B. This is the only kind of glass that's stackable, and when you stack several, they become very heavy and a pain to carry.

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