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Good Neighbors (Good Neighbours in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

US Version

"A, B, and C live in a row of houses that runs west to east. Their roofs are colored red, blue, and yellow. Unfortunately, I forgot who lives where, but I remember a few details:

  • A lives west of B.
  • The red roof is east of the yellow roof.
  • The blue roof is west of A's house.

Put the houses and roofs in the correct positions."

UK Version

A, B and C live in a row of houses that runs west to east. Their roofs are coloured red, blue and yellow.

A local resident is trying to describe the street but can only remember a few details:

  • A lives west of B.
  • The red rood is east of the yellow roof.
  • The blue roof is west of A's house.

Put the houses and roofs in their correct positions in the street.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

It may be too difficult to take the information and work through it in your head. Try making sketches using the Memo function.

UK Version

It may be too difficult to take the information and work through it in your head. Try making sketches using the Memo Function.

US Version

With the first clue in mind, try drawing the possible positions of A, B, and C. There are only three valid combinations, so it shouldn't take long.

UK Version

This puzzle's first clue is that A lives somewhere to the west of B.

With this in mind, try drawing the possible positions of A, B and C. There are only three valid combinations, so it shouldn't take long.

US Version

After narrowing down the possible locations for A, B, and C, take a look at the third clue.

The blue roof is west of A's house. What do you find if you compare this with the three combinations you worked out using the first clue?

UK Version

After narrowing down the possible locations for A, B and C, have a look at the third clue.

The blue roof is west of A's house. What do you find if you compare this with the three combinations you worked out using the first clue?

US Version

You found out where A, B, and C live from Hint 3, didn't you?

You should also have worked out the position of the blue roof from the third clue. Of the remaining roofs, the red roof is farther to the east.

UK Version

You found out where A, B and C live from Hint 3, didn't you?

You should also have worked out the position of the blue roof from the third clue. Of the remaining roofs, the red roof is further to the east.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Try using the Memo function while you think this through.

UK Version

Try using the Memo Function while you think this through.

Correct

Splendid!

US Version

Starting from the west is C's house with a blue roof, A's house with a yellow roof, and finally B's house with a red roof.

UK Version

Starting from the west is C's house with a blue roof, A's house with a yellow roof and finally, B's house with a red roof.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton4walkthrough.blogspot.com

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