The Longest Path is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.


Two boys are playing a game in which the goal is to take the longest route possible from point A to point B, as shown on the map below. The only rule is that no section of road can be traversed more than once.

What course should they take in order to cover the longest distance possible between point A and point B?


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When solving this puzzle, many people think they have the answer on their first try, only to discover otherwise.
Try to walk as much of the road as possible on your way to point B.

The area that the boys are walking is a square that's more or less composed of long and short sections of road.
After you've charted out your course and think you have the answer, take a quick look to see how much road you left untouched.

Starting out from point A, head as far to the left as possible. When you reach the left border, start heading south.
The longest path you can draw will form an S-shaped line through the middle of the town.



Give it another shot!

As a general rule, you should try to cover as many of the roads as possible.

In the example above, it appears that the boy who walked the green path covered quite a bit of distance. However, as shown by the dotted lines, the roads this boy passed up on his way to point B add up to quite a distance.


Nice work!

Speaking of leisurely strolls, have you been outside today? If it's sunny, why not go for a nice walk?


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