AL087 - A Shamefaced Clock

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A Shamefaced Clock
Puzzle Number 087
Puzzle Name A Shamefaced Clock
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Larisa's Café
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This is the eighty-seventh puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. To access this puzzle, you must interact with the clock. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out the time on the clock.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Add up all the numbers on a clock face, from one to 12, and you get a total of 78.

    Dividing 78 by three gives you 26.

    Since the teacher said that the numbers one each of the three clock pieces came to the same total when added up, you know that the numbers on each piece add up to 26.

Hint Two
    Try thinking of combinations of numbers that add up to 26. Here's one for you:
    1 + 2 + 11 + 12.

    9 + 10 + 3 + 4 is another.
    Once you've got those two, the only numbers you've got left are 5, 6, 7 and 8. Guess what? They add up to 26 as well.

    You should now have a fairly good idea of how these three clock pieces fit together!

Hint Three
    Looking at the pieces you've got, it soon becomes apparent that the piece of clock which contains the two hands also contains the numbers 3, 4, 9 and 10. That means the big hand is either pointing at 3 or 9.

    If it's pointing at 3, it's quarter past something. If it's pointing at 9, it's quarter to something.

Super Hint
    Take a close look at the position of the little hand. It should make it clear that the time the clock indicates is quarter to something, not quarter past. You now know that the big hand is pointing at 9, and that the little hand is pointing between 3 and 4.

    You should therefore know exactly what time it is.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Pay close attention to where exactly the little hand is pointing.

[edit] When Completed

Right on time!

The clock is showing 3:45 (or 15:45).

Once you know what the numbers on each of the three clock pieces are, you can work out where exactly the big hand is pointing at by paying attention to the little hand.

Then, when you know exactly where the big hand is pointing, you can work out what time it is!

[edit] Solution

The time on the clock reads 3:45, or 15:45.

[edit] Progress

3000 Picarats and 234 Hint Coins.

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