# Professor layton miracle mask poker chip puzzle

## Ch. 5 Story Puzzle

Conner presents you with a 3x3 grid of poker chips. Each chip has a value on the face from 1 to 9, and each column adds up to 15, but each row has a different sum. Your goal is to arrange the grid so each column and row equal the same number.

You're technically competing with Frankie, who answers after a nanosecond and rearranges the grid correctly. After a discussion with Layton, it turns out you can also arrange it so the diagonals equal the same number as well. Even tougher, you have to do it in two moves!

If you're struggling with this one, you can attempt some moves, and if you fail, Layton will give you a hint (in the form of talking to Frankie). Of note, Layton says he can't do this with traditional moves, and the puzzle description mentions thinking outside the box.

The gate is secured by a sturdy padlock with an unusual code. To open the lock, Layton and Randall need to rearrange the nine panels so that every vertical, horizontal, and diagonal set of three numbers adds up to the same

sum.

It might look impossible, but there are more numbers on the back of the panels. Move and flip the panels to enter the code, and help our heroes unlock the padlock!

The gate is secured by a sturdy padlock with an unusual code. To open the lock, Layton and Randall need to rearrange the nine panels so that every vertical, horizontal and diagonal set of three numbers adds up to the same sum.

It might look impossible, but there are more numbers on the back of the panels. Move and flip the panels to enter the code and help our heroes unlock the padlock!

### Hints

First, start by flipping all the panels to see which numbers there are.

Surprisingly, there are only a few different numbers you can use.

There are only three different numbers: 1, 2, and 3.

What do these numbers add up to?

There are only three different numbers: 1, 2 and 3.

What do these numbers add up to?

Adding 1, 2, and 3 gives you 6.

With a bit of trial and error, you should be able to arrange the panels so that the lines add up to 6 vertically, horizontally, and diagonally.

Adding 1, 2 and 3 gives you 6.

With a bit of trial and error, you should be able to arrange the panels so that the lines add up to 6 vertically, horizontally and diagonally.

Here are the diagonal combinations.

The other is 3, 2, 1 from top to bottom.

The remaining four panels are up to you to work out.

### Solution

#### Incorrect

There are more numbers on the backs of the panels. Which numbers do you have to choose from?

#### Correct

There are actually a few valid solutions, but here's one example:

2 1 3
3 2 1
1 3 2

Every line of three digits adds up to six. As each panel has only two possible digits, you don't have many three-digit totals to consider.

## Puzzle Solutions

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## [MM113] Chip Champions

Six people are talking at the casino.
A: "I'm only left with a quarter of the chips I started with!"
C: "If you add up the number of chips that B and F lost, you'll get the amount that I started with."
E: "I had the same amount of chips as B did at first, but now I've got more left.
D: "I'm completely out of chips!"

Draw lines from the people (A to F) to the stacks of chips (1 to 6) to identify which chips belong to whom.

Six people are talking at the casino.
A: "I've got a quarter of the chips I started with!"
C: "If you add up the number of chips that B and F lost, you'll get the amount that I had to begin with."
E: "I had the same number of chips as B did at first, but now I've got more left.
D: "I'm completely out of chips!"

Draw lines from the people (A to F) to the stacks of chips (1 to 6) to identify which chips belong to which person.