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Precious Metals is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Lucky you! You've inherited a five-square plot of land that's rich with precious metals. Each chunk of copper ore has a value of one, each silver chunk has a value of three, and each gold chunk has a whopping value of five. You're allowed to pick five squares yourself, but the five squares must be connected to each other. Squares diagonal to one another don't count as connected.

Your task is to claim the most valuable five-square plot possible. Can you do it?

UK Version

Lucky you! You've inherited a five-square plot of land that's rich in precious metals. Each chunk of copper ore has a value of one, each silver chunk has a value of three and each gold chunk has a whopping value of five. You're allowed to pick five squares of land for yourself, but the five squares must be connected to each other. Squares diagonal to one another don't count as connected.

Your task is to claim the most valuable five-square plot possible. Can you do it?

Hints




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US Version

Gold ore is worth a whopping five times as much as copper, so focus on claiming some of that.

Wouldn't it be great if you could find a five-square plot of land with two pieces of gold ore on it? Sadly, that doesn't seem likely.

UK Version

Gold ore is worth a whopping five times more than copper, so focus on claiming some of that.

Wouldn't it be great if you could find a five-square plot of land with two pieces of gold ore on it? Sadly, that doesn't seem likely.

Unfortunately, no single five-square plot of land contains two pieces of gold ore.

US Version

However, you just might be able to find a plot that has two pieces of silver ore, but remember, your first priority is choosing the plot with the highest total value.

UK Version

Now, it should be easy to find a plot that has two pieces of silver ore on it, but remember, your first priority is choosing the plot with the highest total value.

US Version

Copper is worth one, silver is worth three, and gold is worth five. Given these values, you should be able to find a single plot of land worth 10. Find this plot, and you've found your answer.

UK Version

Copper is worth one, silver is worth three and gold is worth five. Given these values, you should be able to find a single plot of land worth 10. Find this plot and you've found your answer.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Nope, that's not it.

Correct

You're rich!

US Version

The plot of land shown is the only one that achieves a value of 10, the highest value possible given the conditions of the puzzle.

UK Version

The plot of land displayed is the only one that achieves a value of 10, the highest value possible given the conditions of the puzzle.

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