CV113 - Pet Menagerie (UK)

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For the puzzle appearing in the US version, see CV113 - Pet Hotel (US)
Pet Menagerie
Puzzle Number 113
Puzzle Name Pet Menagerie
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Entrance
Previous Puzzle CV112 - My Beloved
Next Puzzle CV114 - Tetrahedron Trial

This is the one hundred and thirteenth puzzle that appears in the UK version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the Inn's sign. In order to solve this puzzle, you must use the information given to determine how many snakes the boy owns.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Birds have two wings and two legs.

    Since only the canaries have wings, you know that there must be three canaries to make a total of six wings.

    That means canaries account for six of the legs, too.

Hint Two
    Tortoises have four legs.

    With a total of three shells, there can only be three tortoises, which means another 12 legs.

    Added to the six canary legs, that's 18 legs accounted for.

Hint Three
    The boys states that he has 10 pets with a total of 26 legs.

    Canaries and tortoises together make up six pets with 18 legs, so there are four pets and eight legs left.

    Dogs, as you know, have four legs...

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Give it another try!

This might seem obvious, but your answer will be the name of an animal.

[edit] When Completed

That's right! He has two pet snakes.

If there are six wings, then there can only be three canaries, with a total of six legs. Three shells means three tortoises, with four legs each for a total of 12 legs. Added together, these six animals have 18 legs, which leaves four more animals and eight legs. Since dogs have four legs and snakes none, there must be two dogs and two snakes.

[edit] Solution


The boy owns two pet snakes.

[edit] Progress

1625 Picarats and 87 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 5 January 2016 at 23:27
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