Professor Layton Puzzles 2

Posted: June 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
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On January 1, 2013 we put up some puzzles from a DS game series called Professor Layton. Today we decided to put up three more, one from each if the games we own. It might help to work out these puzzles on a piece of paper. Once again, when you have the answer, you can scroll down to see if you were right.

This is a puzzle from Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

A glass jar holds a single germ. After one minute, the germ splits into two germs. One minute after that, the two germs each split again, forming a total of four germs. Continuing at this rate, a single germ can multiply to fill the whole jar in exactly one hour.

Knowing this, how long in minutes would it take to fill the jar if you had started with two germs?

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The answer is 59 minutes.

It takes one minute for a single germ to split into two. Therefore, starting with two germs instead of one only saves you one minute.

Here is another puzzle from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Three boys are admiring a toy car on sale for 12 pounds.

Jeff: “If Pete and I pooled our allowances, we could buy this car together in two weeks!”

Sam: “Well, Pete and I could buy it in three weeks…”

Pete: “It would take you guys six weeks to save up enough.”

All allowances are received weekly. How many pounds is Sam’s weekly allowance?

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The answer is 0.

Zero pounds is correct. Sam doesn’t get an allowance. For the record, Jeff gets two pounds a week and Pete gets four.

Finally, here is a puzzle from Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

There are four tables in this cafeteria.

The total cost of the food ordered at each table is the exact same amount.

What’s the last item ordered at table 4: A, a cup of tea; B, a glass of juice; or C, a plate of toast?

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The answer is A.

A cup of tea is correct! If you look at tables 1 and 3, you can deduce that a plate of toast costs the same as two cups of tea. From here, you can figure out that the total price of the food ordered by each table is the same as the cost of four cups of tea.

Well, this is all the puzzles we’ll put up for now. We might put up some more later on. We hope you had fun!

by Dink

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