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Medicine Time is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. The puzzle must be solved in order to progress the story.

Puzzle

US Version

Dr. Schrader needs to drink 1/5 of this bottle of medicine per day over a period of five days. Unfortunately, the bottle isn't marked, so there's no way of telling the dosage from it.

Now, it's time to take the second dose. The medicine in the bottle has been reduced as shown in the diagram. Where should he stop drinking today? Draw a line on the bottle to mark the stopping point.

UK Version

Dr Schrader needs to drink one fifth of this bottle of medicine per day over a period of five days. Unfortunately, the dosages aren't marked on the bottle.

Dr Schrader has taken the first dose, and the amount of medicine in the bottle has been reduced to the level shown in the diagram. It's now time for the second dose.

To where should be drink today? Draw a line on the bottle to mark the point which he should stop drinking.

Hints




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US Version

It might be easiest to divide the liquid into five doses by looking at the bottle from the bottom. If each square portion is one dose, then on the first day you would drink one square, and on the next day, you'd need to drink one more.

UK Version

It's easy to divide the medicine into five doses when looking at the bottle from the bottom. If each square contains one dose, then on the first day you would drink one square, and on the second day you'd drink one more.

US Version

No matter how you tilt the bottle, there's no good way to get an even "square's worth" of medicine. So, how could you get that amount by dividing things up another way? For example, you could try putting two squares side by side, making a rectangle, and then drawing a line down the middle from corner to corner. The resulting triangle would equal the amount in one of the original squares.

UK Version

No matter how you tilt the bottle, there's no way of getting the medicine to lie evenly within the outlines of the squares. You must therefore find the required dosage by dividing the squares another way. For example, you could try combining two adjacent squares that make a rectangle, then drawing a diagonal line through the middle. The resulting triangle would contain the same amount of medicine as one of the squares.

US Version

Try finding the potential rectangles talked about in Hint Two. You can create two horizontal rectangles using the center square and the square to its left or right.

UK Version

Try finding the kind of rectangles talked about in Hint 2. You can create two horizontal rectangles using the centre square and the square to its left or right.

US Version

You've got to draw a line through one of two rectangles talked about in Hint Three. Try to figure out which direction to draw the line in.

UK Version

You've got to draw a line through one of the two rectangles talked about in Hint 3.

Think about the angle of this line.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Look at the shape of the bottle again, and figure out how to divide its contents into five equal parts.

UK Version

Look at the shape of the bottle again and work out how to find the right dose for Dr Schrader.

Correct

That's right!

US Version

You can turn the bottle left or right and it will still work. Looking at the diagram, you can see that a diagonal line like the one shown divides the long rectangle into two. Since the rectangle makes up 2/5 of the medicine, halving it creates just the right amount!

UK Version

You can rotate the bottle left or right and get the same result. Just make sure the medicine reaches the line you drew.

Looking at the diagram, you can see that a diagonal line like the one shown divides the rectangle into two. Since the rectangle makes up two fifths of the medicine, halving it gives you just the right amount!

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