DB020 - The Shoe Store Thief

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The Shoe Store Thief
Puzzle Number 020
Puzzle Name (US)The Shoe Store Thief
(UK)The Shoe Shop Thief
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Car 4
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This is the twentieth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Inspector Chelmey. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how much money the shoe-store clerk lost.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Had the shoe clerk not gone next door to get change, he might never have realized he lost money.

Hint Two
    In the end, the shoe clerk essentially passed back the $50 he got from the shopkeeper next door, so he neither lost nor gained money from these interactions.

Hint Three
    The sneaky customer ended up getting away with shoes costing $30, as well as $20 in change.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think hard about the puzzle and try again.

[edit] When Completed

Well done!

The shoes the customer made off with cost $30, and the change the shoe clerk gave her cost him $20, bringing the shoe clerk's total losses to $50.

The shoe clerk received $50 in real money when he swapped the fake bill for change but had to return this same $50 when the counterfeit bill was discovered. This means these two transactions effectively cancelled each other out.

[edit] Solution


The shoe clerk lost $50.

[edit] Progress

345 Picarats and 33 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 2 December 2015 at 05:08
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