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Squirrel Snacks is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

These four fruits all have different weights. The squirrels don't know the fruits' individual weights, but they do know that their favourite fruits are the second and third heaviest ones. They also know that the weight of each of these two fruits in grams is an even number.

If you put a piece of fruit into each of the two boxes, the counter will display their combined weight. Can you use this rather odd set of scales to determine which two fruits are the squirrels' favourites?

UK Version

These four fruits all have different weights. The squirrels don't know the fruits' individual weights, but they do know that their favourite fruits are the second and third heaviest ones. They also know that these two fruits each weigh an even number of grams.

If you put a piece of fruit into each of the two boxes, the counter will display their combined weight in grams. Can you use this rather odd set of scales to determine which two fruits are the squirrels' favourites?

Hints




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What can you do to work out which fruits are the heaviest? Think about what the set of scales measures.

Place fruit A in the left slot of the scale, then place fruits B, C, and D in the other slot, in turn.

Simply doing this allows you to work out which of fruits B to D are the heaviest and lightest.

From Hint 2, you know that B is heavier than D and that D is heavier than C.

To work out where A stands, place B, the heaviest of the other three fruits, in one slot of the scales, then add A, C, and D one after the other. This will tell you which of C and D are heavier than A, and which are lighter.

With B in one slot of the scales, placing D in the other slot gives a total of 105g. Placing A in the other slot gives a total of 101g, and placing C gives a total of 97g.

Once you've done this, you should know exactly which fruit is the heaviest, which is the lightest, and which are the squirrels' favourites...


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad.

Looks like you've got the wrong combination.

Correct

Fruity!

A and D are the squirrels' favourites!

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