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The Frog's Path is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

A frog sits perched on the space labeled S in the diagram below. This little guy has an unusual jump. His first jump travels one space, his second jump travels two spaces, and his third jump travels three spaces. After his third jump he repeats this pattern. The frog can't change his direction midjump, but he can turn around between jumps.

The frog's goal is to move through the path below and land exactly on the space marked G. What is the fewest number of jumps he needs to make to do this?

UK Version

A frog sits perched on the white space in the diagram below. This little guy has an unusual jump. His first jump travels one space, his second jump travels two spaces, and his third jump travels three spaces. After his third jump, he repeats this pattern. The frog can't change his direction mid-jump, but he can turn around between jumps.

This frog's goal is to land exactly on the green space. What is the fewest number of jumps he needs to make to complete this task?

Hints




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The solution for this puzzle requires the frog to jump back the way he came a number of times.

US Version

Have you ever heard the saying "Take one step forward and two steps back"?

That old line applies to this puzzle.

UK Version

Have you ever heard the saying "one step forward, two steps back"?

This line is useful to remember, but don't follow its advice too literally.

US Version

The frog will need to backtrack a total of two times.

UK Version

The frog will need to backtrack twice.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Give the puzzle another try.

Correct

That's the way to do it!

US Version

As shown in the diagram, if you think to make the frog jump back the way he came twice, he can make it to G in 12 hops.

UK Version

As shown in this diagram, if you make the frog jump back the way he came twice, he can make it to the green square in 12 hops.

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