A Tile Square (jap. タイルの正方形), Ein Fliesenquadrat, ist das 76. Rätsel aus der amerikanischen Version von Professor Layton und das geheimnisvolle Dorf. Nach dem Lösen des Rätsels erhält man 30 Pikarat.



You have at your disposal a large number of tiles like the one shown below. If you were to take these tiles and try to make a square, what is the fewest number of tiles you'd need?



Since the tiles have a different length and width, you'll need to find a number that can be divided by both dimensions. Of course, the puzzle doesn't end there. You'll need to do a little creative thinking in order to find the fewest number of tiles that allow you to form a square.

Don't forget the puzzle also gives you the thickness of the tiles.

As the sides of the tiles are 10 and 12 inches long, the smallest common multiple of the two works out to 60. Therefore, you'll need to arrange a 5x6 tile square. That's a total of 30 tiles. Simple, right? Too simple, in fact. There's a way to make a square using even fewer tiles.


Falsche Antwort

Falsche Antwort

That's not the answer.

Try approaching the puzzle from a different angle and see where that takes you.

Richtige Antwort

Richtige Antwort

Good work! The key to this problem is realizing that the tiles have depth to them. Once you understand that you have a third dimension to work with, the rest should fall into place for you.


Die Lösung ist: 20.