DB031 - Pass the Apples

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Pass the Apples
Puzzle Number 031
Puzzle Name Pass the Apples
Picarats Given 20 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location General Store
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This is the thirty-first puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Dorothea. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many apples each man is holding.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    "If Johnny gave Thomas one apple, the two men would each have the same number of apples."

    A little critical thinking applied to the above statement tells you that Johnny must have two apples more than Thomas.

Hint Two
    "If Thomas gave Johnny two apples, Johnny would have three times the number of apples that Thomas would have."

    You know from Hint One that the original difference in apples between Johnny and Thomas is two. In the above scenario, the gap increases by four to six. We now know that when Thomas loses two apples, Johnny has six more than him, which is also three times more.

Hint Three
    Can you think of a number where the result is the same if you add it to six or multiply it by three? That number is how many apples Thomas has after giving two away. So, if we add those two back, Thomas has...

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Think hard about the puzzle and try again.

[edit] When Completed


Johnny has seven apples and Thomas has five.

As you can tell, if Johnny gave Thomas one apple, both men would have six apples. Additionally, if Thomas decided to give Johnny two of his apples, Johnny would have nine apples in total--three times as many as Thomas.

[edit] Solution


Johnny has seven apples, while Thomas have five apples.

[edit] Progress

1140 Picarats and 72 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 4 December 2015 at 19:45
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