The Jaguar's number is 9. A stick = 5 and a ball = 1. So 1 stick (5) plus 4 balls (4) = 9.
First, remove any sticks and balls you've placed on the puzzle.
Don't place any balls in the bottom row. Take a stick from the right cup and place it across the bottom row. So all you have on the bottom row is a stick - no balls.
Then pick up 4 balls from the left cup and place them in the next row up - the one above the one with the stick.
This should solve the puzzle and the guard will let you pass.