CV063 - How Old Is Mom?

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How Old Is Mom?
Puzzle Number 063
Puzzle Name (US)How Old Is Mom?
(UK)Mother's Age
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Manor Parlor
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This is the sixty-third puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Lady Dahlia. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the mother's current age.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You just need to find the difference between the father's age and mother's age. At what ages are the two parents separated by two times the age of the mother?

    There's only one point where the father's age can change from twice the mother's age to 1.5 times the mother's age after one year.

Hint Two
    For the father's age to change from twice the mother's age to 1.5 times the mother's age in one year, both parents would have had to be very young at the time. Very, very young.

Hint Three
    When the mother was one year old...

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

That's not the answer.

Does it seem like you aren't getting the whole story? The father is choosing his words very carefully.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

The mother is 43 years old.

When the boy's father was two years old, his mother was one. The next year, he turned three and she turned two. When you realize this is the only combination of ages that yield the ratios mentioned in the problem, everything starts to make sense.

[edit] Solution

The mother is 43 years old.

[edit] Progress

2175 Picarats and 117 Hint Coins.

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