CV064 - Odd Equations

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Odd Equations
Puzzle Number 064
Puzzle Name Odd Equations
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Town Hall
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This is the sixty-fourth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Rodney. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine what 7 + 6 would equal when using the above equations as guidelines.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    At first, it might look like whoever wrote this on the board was just terrible at math, but the truth is that just about everyone does calculations like these.

    Heck, you probably do it just about every day.

Hint Two
    Eight minus six does, of course, equal two.

    But under what conditions does adding six to eight equal two? Here's a hint: when you do math like this, you probably use a commonplace item that many people have on hand.

Hint Three
    In this particular type of calculation, no two numbers will ever add up to equal a number higher than 12. This is the most common method, and the one you probably use daily.

    However, some people use a different method of calculation where two numbers can add up to reach totals as high as 24.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

As a side note, you probably do math like this on at least a daily basis.

[edit] When Completed

You are correct!

This puzzle is using time as a framework for the calculations. If you take six hours away from eight a.m., the time becomes two a.m. Move forward six hours from eight a.m. and the time becomes two p.m. Therefore, if you add six hours to seven a.m., you should arrive at the answer, 1 p.m.

You can, of course, reverse a.m. and p.m. and still find the solution.

[edit] Solution


Seven plus six equals one using these rules.

[edit] Progress

2205 Picarats and 118 Hint Coins.

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