CV037 - Brother and Sister

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Brother and Sister
Puzzle Number 037
Puzzle Name Brother and Sister
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Clock Tower
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This is the thirty-seventh puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Lucy. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the age of both siblings using their statements.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Let's see if we can't pare this puzzle down a bit.

    When you take two years away from the brother's age and add them to the big sister's, she becomes twice his age.

    Additionally, when you take three years away from the brother and give them to the sister, she becomes three times older than he is.

Hint Two
    You could try and solve this with an algebraic equation, but that's no way to tackle a puzzle! Try to reason your way through this one.

    Move two years from the brother's age, and the difference in age becomes four years. Move three years, and the difference widens to six years. Four years makes the sister twice as old as the boy. Six years makes her three times as old. The newer version of this mystery item shares no connection with this puzzle.

Hint Three
    The brother and sister were born in the same year.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

For each year the brother gives to his sister, his age decreases by one.

When he loses two years, the sister becomes twice his age. When he loses three years, his sister becomes three times his age.

If you're feeling stumped, try graphing the information you have out on paper.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

The conditions in the puzzle only work out if both the brother and sister are currently six.

The two siblings must have been born within a year of each other.

[edit] Solution


Both siblings are six years old.

[edit] Progress

1245 Picarats and 62 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 27 December 2015 at 03:01
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