On the Subject of Wire Ordering

Just cut the wires in order.

  • On the module, there are four colored wires, four colored displays and four connectors (one for each display). To solve the module, cut the four wires in order. However, you’ll need to find out how the wires are ordered.
  • Cutting an incorrect wire will result in a strike.

Every color that appears on the module will represent a color from the table below on the right.

To find out what the ordering rule is, take the first display color and find its corresponding value in the color table, then multiply that number by the number on that display. Repeat for the other three, then add up all the numbers and mod 10 will give you the rule number.

* Relative Position: Each wire is associated with the display directly above it.
** Color Numbers: This is referring to the table on the right.

Color #
Red 1
Orange 2
Yellow 3
Green 4
Blue 5
Purple 6
White 7
Black 8
# Cut wires in order of...
0 Cut the wires from left to right.
1 Cut the wires from right to left.
2 Cut the wire in relative position* to the display showing 1, then the display showing 2, etc.
3 Cut the wire connected to the leftmost display, then the second leftmost display, etc.
4 Cut the wire with the same color as the display showing 1, then the display showing 2, etc.
5 Cut the wire with the same color as the leftmost display, then the second leftmost display, etc.
6 Cut the wires in ascending order of their color numbers**.
7 Cut the wires in relative position* to the display color numbers** in ascending order.
8 Cut the wires in descending order of their color numbers**.
9 Cut the wires in relative position* to the display color numbers** in descending order.