CV015 - How Many Are Left?

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How Many Are Left?
Puzzle Number 015
Puzzle Name How Many Are Left?
Picarats Given 10 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location General Store
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This is the fifteenth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must interact with the candle. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out how many candles will remain in the end.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It may seem straightforward, but it wouldn't be a puzzle if there wasn't a trick to it. Read the problem over again.

    The problem wants to know how many candles you "have left in the end."

Hint Two
    The wind blows out two candles, and then shortly afterward blows out one more. So how many candles are extinguished?

    The candles that aren't extinguished by the wind continue to burn. What will happen to these candles if they are allowed to keep burning?

Hint Three
    Think critically about what "have left in the end" really means. It means that an item continues to exist, doesn't it? So, what becomes of a burning candle when it's left alone?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think about the problem one more time. The puzzle asks you to figure out how many candles you have "left in the end," but what does that actually mean?

[edit] When Completed

That's correct!

The seven candles that manage to stay lit will melt down completely. The only candles that remain in the end are the three that are extinguished by the wind and therefore stay intact.

[edit] Solution


Three candles will remain in the end.

[edit] Progress

390 Picarats and 34 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 21 December 2015 at 20:08
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