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The Warped Wheel is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

In the back of an old train yard, there's an old, warped wheel lying on the ground, as shown below. A star is pointing to its axle. While no longer functional, the wheel is interesting because, when rolled on a flat surface, it's axle traces a funny pattern from the side.

Of the five diagrams below, which one depicts the actual path of the axle?

UK Version

In the back of the train yard, there's an old, warped wheel lying on the ground, as shown below. While no longer functional, the wheel is interesting because, when rolled on a flat surface, it's axle traces a funny pattern if you look at it from the side.

Of the five diagrams below, which one depicts the actual path of the axle?

Hints




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US Version

The wheel's shape is essentially a triangle with the corners rounded off. Since the axle is placed near one of those corners, you can expect the pattern it creates to be rather unconventional.

UK Version

The wheel's shape is essentially a triangle with the corners rounded off. Since the axle is positioned close to one of the corners, you can expect the pattern it creates to be rather unconventional.

US Version

The axle is positioned far from the center of the wheel, so you can expect the path it traces to contain an exaggerated up-and-down movement.

UK Version

The axle is positioned far from the centre of the wheel, so you can expect the path it traces to contain an exaggerated up-and-down movement.

US Version

B and E are not the answer. Choose from the remaining three options, and don't forget what you read in Hint Two!

UK Version

The answer isn't B or E. Choose from the remaining three options and don't forget what you read in Hint 2!


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Try again to imagine how the triangle rotates.

UK Version

Try imagining how the wheel rotates again.

Correct

That's right!

Diagram A correctly traces the path of the axle as the wheel rolls.

US Version

You probably won't see this wheel on a train anytime soon, but it would sure be fun to watch it bounce around, wouldn't it?

UK Version

You probably won't see this wheel on a train anytime soon, but it would be fun to watch it bounce around.

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