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Trees on an Old Road is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

The country road you see here is lined with a single straight row of trees, each planted at a different time and each a different distance from its neighbor.

Of the five trees labeled A through E here, which two trees have the greatest distance between them?

Study the diagram carefully and draw a line between the letters of the two trees you've chosen.

UK Version

The country road you see here is decorated with a single straight row of trees, each a set distance from its neighbour.

Of the five trees labelled A to E, which two trees have the greatest distance between them?

Study the image carefully and draw a line between the letters of the two trees you've chosen.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

It's a simple question, so try not to overthink it.

This puzzle has set a trap for you in its wording. There are no outright lies, but you will need to read carefully.

Just draw a line between the two trees with the greatest amount of space between them.

US Version

...No one ever said you had to choose two trees directly adjacent to one another.

UK Version

No one ever said you had to choose two trees directly adjacent to one another.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Take another long, careful look at the puzzle.

Correct

That's right!

No matter how you look at it, trees A and E clearly have the greatest distance between them.

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A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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