Spare Change is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.


A rope and coins are arranged as shown below. As you pull the ends of the rope out to the left and right, the rope will draw taut and push the coins to either side.

Assuming you only get to keep the coins that end up on the top half of the rope, how many coins will you have?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

There's no special trick to this puzzle. You just need to be diligent and count up those coins.

Try tracing the rope with your stylus as you count up the coins. If you fill in the area that will travel upward when the rope is taut, you should be able to get an answer without too much work.

There are 32 coins tangled in the rope. When all is said and done, you won't even pull in a third of them.



Too bad!

Be patient and work steadily toward finding a solution.


That's right!

You'll gather up nine coins when the rope is pulled taut. It's really quite a simple puzzle, but following every coin's path does take quite a bit of time.


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