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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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

All five shapes are pretty weird looking, but they're 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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