CV042 - The Camera and Case

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The Camera and Case
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Puzzle Number 042
Puzzle Name The Camera and Case
Picarats Given 50 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Northern Path
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This is the forty-second puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Gerard. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the price of the case to figure out how much change should be given for a $100 note.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    This puzzle isn't math intensive, but there is a particularly tricky aspect to it that trips most people up.

    The camera and case cost a total of $310 but differ in price by $300.

Hint Two
    OK, if you assume the case costs X, then the camera must cost X plus $300.

    This means that the camera itself must cost more than $300.

Hint Three
    The case and camera cost $310 together. The camera costs $300 more than the case.

    It may seem like the answer is $300 for the camera and $10 for the case, but if you do the math, you'll see that the difference in price is only $290.

    Have you noticed that already?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Oh, no!

Think carefully or you might just get shortchanged!

[edit] When Completed

Good thinking!

That merchant had an awfully misleading way of explaining things, didn't he? Make sure you don't get duped by some swindler next time you go out shopping!

[edit] Solution

You must get $95 in change.

[edit] Progress

1455 Picarats and 74 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 27 December 2015 at 19:41
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