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False Memory (Pair-Shaped in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Puzzle

US Version

Three people played Memory with 20 total cards of 10 pairs.

Person A said: "I matched 10 pairs in a row from the start."

Person B said: "I matched nine pairs in a row from the start."

Person C said: "I matched eight pairs in a row from the start."

One person is a liar. Which one?

UK Version

Three boys are playing a card-matching game using 20 cards, or 10 pairs.

Boy A says: "I matched 10 pairs in a row from the start."

Boy B says: "I matched nine pairs in a row from the start."

Boy C says: "I matched eight pairs in a row from the start."

One boy is lying. Which one?

Hints




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US Version

If someone is telling the truth, what that person is saying must be possible. If someone is lying however...

UK Version

Only a liar can make a statement that's impossible...

US Version

Someone is saying something that couldn't possibly happen in the game of Memory.

UK Version

Someone is describing a situation that couldn't possibly happen during this kind of game.

US Version

If nine pairs are flipped over out of 20 total cards, how many cards remain?

UK Version

How many cards are left if you've already matched nine pairs out of 20 cards?

US Version

If you get nine out of 10 pairs right, you should be able to get the last one, right?

UK Version

If you've matched nine out of 10 pairs already, there's no reason why you can't get the last pair, is there?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Think hard about the question.

UK Version

Think hard about this puzzle.

Correct

Very clever!

US Version

B is lying. If you got the first nine pairs in a row, you would automatically get the last pair.

UK Version

B is lying. If you matched the first nine pairs in a row, you would automatically match the last pair.

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