CV026 - Bottle Full of Germs

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Bottle Full of Germs
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Puzzle Number 026
Puzzle Name Bottle Full of Germs
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Park Gate
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This is the twenty-sixth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the vase. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how long it will take to fill the bottle with germs when starting with two germs.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    If one germ becomes two, and two become four, that means that the number of germs doubles each minute.

Hint Two
    If you start with one germ, the germ will multiply and fill the jar in one hour.

    Starting with one germ, then, how many will you have in one minute?

    Read the problem carefully.

Hint Three
    Let's take a step back and think.

    Your answer is the amount of time it takes for two germs to fill the jar. If it takes one minute for one germ to turn into two, how much additional time is needed to fill the jar?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

In one minute, one germ becomes two germs. In other words, the number of germs doubles by the minute. Straightforward, right?

It takes a full hour to fill the jar when you start with one germ, so...

[edit] When Completed

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.

[edit] Solution

It will take 59 minutes to fill the jar.

[edit] Progress

835 Picarats and 52 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 25 December 2015 at 20:49
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