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Perils of Akumos: Power Conduit Puzzle
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2001, at 06:20:02
In Reply To: Re: peril of akumos posted by jessesmom on Friday, October 12, 2001, at 15:12:30:

> I will keep looking for the cat, even though I have circled the place about 3 times. I think I understand what to do with the boosters but it is the conduits that I am totaly lost on. Help. The Diagram doesn't really help me.

The conduit problem requires that you pay close attention to the instructions and visualize the solution before you attempt to accomplish it. If the diagram doesn't help you, then I suggest coming up with an actual doughnut-shaped object, such as a rubber ring dog toy and mark on it. Put a dot where the twelve junctions are -- six on one side of the ring, and six on the other. Each junction on one side is directly opposite a junction on the other side. Each pair of opposite junctions has to be connected, either with a line on the outside surface of the ring, or with a line on the inside surface. As you go around the ring, pairs of opposing junctions are connected by alternating outside and inside lines.

Have I lost you? If so, go back and read more slowly. At any rate, from this point you can finish the circuit connections by drawing in lines that connect adjacent (rather than opposing) junctions. Play with it a bit, and you'll get it.

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