DB014 - Red Caps

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Red Caps
Puzzle Number 014
Puzzle Name Red Caps
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Car 5 (Kitchen)
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This is the fourteenth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must enter the area after having found one of Tom's shoes. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many children received a red balloon.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The puzzle says that some of the children received red balloons.

    From that, you can infer that there were no fewer than four children in red hats.

Hint Two
    The puzzle says some of the kids received a red balloon.

    By definition, therefore, not all the kids received a red balloon.

Hint Three
    If every preschooler had on a red hat, you'd see every single child go home with a red balloon.

    Remembering that the children aren't allowed to add their own hat to their total, think about how many children would receive a red balloon if nine kids wore red hats. What about if eight did? Seven? Just keep going down the line.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think hard about the puzzle and try again.

[edit] When Completed

That's right!

Since you know only some of the children received red balloons, you also know that some children didn't receive them. If five or more children were wearing a red hat, every child in the class would get a red balloon, and if three or fewer children were wearing red hats, no one could take home a red balloon. Therefore, four children must have red hats, meaning that six children received red balloons.

[edit] Solution

Six children received a red balloon.

[edit] Progress

410 Picarats and 33 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 1 December 2015 at 22:46
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