CV032 - Candy Jars

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Candy Jars
Puzzle Number 032
Puzzle Name (US)Candy Jars
(UK)Sweet Jars
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location General Store
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This is the thirty-second puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the large candy jar on the counter. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the percentage likelihood that there is an average of 25 pieces of candy in each bag.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Each of the 10 jars holds 50 pieces of candy, for a total of 500 pieces. You've taken this mountain of candy and divided it into 20 bags.

    Pretty straightforward so far, right?

    If you've made it this far, try reading the puzzle again carefully.

Hint Two
    Think carefully. What exactly is the puzzle asking you?

    That's right, you need to figure out the percentage likelihood that there will be an average of 25 pieces of candy per bag.

    That's different from simply asking the percentage likelihood that a bag contains 25 pieces of candy, isn't it?

Hint Three
    This will pretty much give the answer away, but since you paid for a hint, let's break it down, shall we?

    Ten jars with 50 pieces to a jar means you have 500 pieces of candy in total.

    If you divide those 500 pieces into 20 bags, you get 25 pieces... Now think about what exactly that number signifies.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Don't be fooled--it's a straightforward question with a simple answer.

[edit] When Completed

Very good!

You had 50 pieces of candy in 10 jars, giving you a total of 500 pieces of candy. You divided 500 pieces into 20 bags, so of course the mathematical "average" of this will be 25 pieces a bag.

[edit] Solution

It will be a 100% chance that there is an average of 25 pieces of candy per bag.

[edit] Progress

1015 Picarats and 56 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 26 December 2015 at 22:35
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