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Trial By Tennis is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask.

Puzzle

US Version

Six ladies have just finished playing a tennis tournament in a round-robin style (each one played all the others once).

The results are still in the process of being drawn up on the board shown here, but you know that only two of the matches ran out of time and ended in draws.

Much to her surprise, E managed to win a match despite being a tennis rookie. Can you work out who she defeated?

UK Version

Six ladies have just finished playing a tennis tournament round-robin style (each one played all the others once).

The results are still in the process of being drawn up on the board shown here, but you know that only two of the matches ran out of time and ended in draws.

Much to her surprise, E managed to win a match despite being a tennis rookie. Can you work out who she defeated?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

You can tell from the scoreboard that B didn't lose a single match, so it can't be her. But even if you knew everyone's win and loss totals, it wouldn't tell you who won and who lost to whom.

Is there anything else this scoreboard can tell you?

Each of the six ladies played each of the others once, so you can work out how many matches were played in all.

Two of the matches ended in draws, so you should be able to work out how many matches each player won.

Out of 15 matches, two were draws. That leaves 13 wins between all the players. take a good look at the scoreboard. There are already 13 wins listed between players A, B, C, D, and E. That must mean that F didn't win any matches at all.

Which means...

F didn't win any matches at all, and she didn't play in either of the matches that ended in draws. In other words, she lost against every player.

So the only person who lost against E must be...


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

You won't get anywhere just staring at the numbers on the scoreboard!

Correct

Correct!

F was the one who lost to E.

US Version

The completed scoreboard tells the whole story: poor F lost all her matches! Don't let it get you down, F! Onward and upward!

UK Version

The completed scoreboard tells the whole story: poor F lost all her matches! Don't let it get you down, F! Onwards and upwards!

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