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Weighing Cats is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

## Puzzle

US Version

There are three different colors of plush cats before you. The color of a cat denotes its weight. Examples 1 and 2 show their relative weights.

You have three red cats and four black cats loaded on one side of the scale. On the other side of the scale, there are four white cats and one black cat.

Given this setup, will the scale tip left, tip right, or stay level? Tap your answer on the Touch Screen.

UK Version

There are three different colours of toy cat, each colour having a different weight. Examples 1 and 2 show their relative weights.

You have three red cats and four black cats on one side of the scale, and four white cats and one black cat on the other. Given this setup, what will the scale do?

A: Tip left

B: Stay level

C: Tip right

## Hints

Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Use the results of examples 1 and 2 to simplify the relative weight of the groups of cats being weighed.
Look closely to find an accurate equivalent.

Example 2 shows that two black cats and a white cat equals three red cats.
Swap out the red cats for the black and white ones and see what you can figure out now.

Example 1 shows you that five black cats equal the weight of four white cats.
If you substitute the four white cats on the right side of the scale for black cats, you end up with six black cats.
Put that together with what you learned from Hint Two, and you're very close to the answer.

## Solution

### Incorrect

Try again.

Use the results of examples 1 and 2 to find the solution.

### Correct

Excellent!

US Version

If you replace the red and white cats with black ones, this puzzle becomes much simpler.

Once you make the replacement, you'll have six black cats on the right and six black cats plus a white one on the left. Thus, the scale must tip to the left.

UK Version

If you replace the red cats on the left with the equivalent weight of black and white cats, and the white cats on the right with the equivalent weight of black cats, this puzzle becomes much simpler.

Once you make the replacement, you'll have six black cats on the right and six black cats plus a white one on the left. Thus, the scale must tip to the left.

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