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Strange Shapes (Funny Shapes in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

Five shapes are drawn on the chalkboard below. One of them isn't quite right.

Circle the shape that doesn't belong.

UK Version

This young student has drawn five shapes on the blackboard, but one of them is not quite right.

Circle the shape that doesn't belong.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

Try using the Memo function to draw some of these shapes yourself. Doing so might give you a hint about how they're constructed.

UK Version

Try drawing some of these shapes yourself. Drawing them might give you a hint as to how they are formed.

US Version

Have you noticed yet that all of the shapes are made out of numbers? Now think about the relationship between each shape and the number used to create it.

UK Version

Have you noticed that all the shapes are made up of number?

Think about the relationship between each shape and its corresponding number.

US Version

The shape in the top-left corner is made up of three threes...

The one in the bottom-right corner is made up of four fours...

That's it! Each shape is made from an amount of numbers equal to the number used to create it.

UK Version

One shape is made of three 3s, one of four 4s...

There is a correlation between the number used in each shape and how many of it the shape contains. With that in mind, can you work out which shape is the odd one out?

US Version

One of the shapes is made up of a number that can be two different numbers depending on which end it facing up.

However, if you count how many of this number are used to create the shape, it's wrong either way.

UK Version

One of the shapes is made up of a number that can be read either the right way up or upside down.

Consider how many of this number the shape contains and you will see that this shape doesn't follow the rule.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

All five shapes are pretty weird looking, but they're not without meaning.

UK Version

These shapes are somewhat strange, but they are not without meaning.

Correct

US Version

Correct!

The other shapes are made up of three threes, four fours, five fives, and seven sevens, respectively.

The oddball is neither six sixes nor nine nines.

UK Version

Excellent!

The other shapes are made up of three 3s, four 4s, five 5s and seven 7s. This shape is neither six 6s nor nine 9s.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton3walkthrough.blogspot.com

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