CV088 - Leaky Tanks (UK)

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For the puzzle appearing in the US version, see CV088 - In a Hole (US)
Leaky Tanks
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Puzzle Number 088
Puzzle Name Leaky Tanks
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Shack Path
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This is the eighty-eighth puzzle that appears in the UK version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Sylvain. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many days it will take for the tank for overflow.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The total rise in water level each day is 40cm, just as the puzzle says.

    But if you think about it, isn't there an important point missing?

    Yes, you're on the right track now.

Hint Two
    In 8 hours starting at 9am - in other words, until 5pm - water enters the tank and the water level rises by 60cm.

    For the next 16 hours, water leaks out of the tank, bringing the water level down by 20cm.

Hint Three
    At 5pm on day 1, the water level is 60cm.
    At 9am on day 2, it's 40cm.
    At 5pm on day 2, 1m.
    At 9am on day 3, 80cm.
    At 5pm on day 3, 1.4m.
    At 9am on day 4, 1.2m.

    Notice anything?


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

[edit] When Completed

That's right! The answer is the 6th day.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that because the water level rises by 40cm each day, it will have risen to 2.40m by the 6th day, and therefore overflow the 2.5m deep tank on the 7th day. However, on the 6th day the water level actually starts at 200cm and rises by 60cm over the course of the day, overflowing the tank.

[edit] Solution

It will take six days to overflow the tank.

[edit] Progress

3485 Picarats and 177 Hint Coins.



Last edited by Squiggle on 1 January 2016 at 05:42
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