DB114 - Fair Compensation

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Fair Compensation
Puzzle Number 114
Puzzle Name Fair Compensation
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Hotel Room
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This is the one hundred and fourteenth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. To access this puzzle, you must examine the photographs on the left wall. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many coins A and B each received for the amount of work they did.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It's tempting to think that the answer is to pay each man a coin for each day he worked, resulting in a total of five coins for A and four coins for B. But then that wouldn't be much of a puzzle, would it?

    Remember, the original agreement was that each man would do an equal share of the work.

Hint Two
    Simply put, A and B are getting paid for doing the work C was supposed to do.

    When considering your answer, don't factor in the days A and B were supposed to work according to the original agreement.

Hint Three
    The coins should be distributed based on the number of days each person worked to cover the three days C was supposed to have worked.

    A did two days, B did one.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

When you think about it, the pay you suggested isn't quite fair.

[edit] When Completed


A received six coins and B got three. You might have been tempted to answer five and four coins respectively, but as shown above, that isn't quite correct, because A and B both had to work three days to finish their own shares of the work. Seeing how C wanted to pay A and B for the work they did for him, he had to base his payment on the two days of work A did and the one day of work B did. Therefore, A should receive twice the pay B did.

[edit] Solution


A received six coins and B received three coins.

[edit] Progress

2720 Picarats and 160 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 16 December 2015 at 04:56
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