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Odd Shape Out is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

You have a box as shown below. Using the white cubes as standard units, the box is two cubes wide by three cubes long by two cubes tall. Two white cubes are permanently attached to the floor of the box.

US Version

Now, of the four shapes, A through D, shown below, three of them can be placed together in the box to fill it to the top with no gaps.

Find the shape that doesn't fit into the box using the conditions described above and circle the corresponding letter.

UK Version

Three of the four shapes A to D shown below can be placed together in the box to fill the box to the top with no gaps.

Find the shape that doesn't fit into the box using the conditions described above, and circle the letter next to it.

Hints




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Consider each of the two layers of cubes separately.

UK Version

Think of the box as having a top layer and a bottom layer, and consider them separately.

Did you notice that shape C fits perfectly into the space available on the bottom layer of the box?

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If you read Hint Two, all you have left to do is find shapes that fill the remaining two-by-three cube space on the upper layer.

UK Version

Following the information in Hint 2, all you have left to do is find the shapes that fill the remaining 2 X 3 cube space on the top layer.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Give the puzzle another try.

Correct

Sharp thinking!

D is the only shape of the four that doesn't fit.

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Was it hard visualizing the shapes fitting into the box?

UK Version

Was it hard to visualise the shapes fitting into the box?

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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