LS042 - Angle Time

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Angle Time
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Puzzle Number 042
Puzzle Name (US)Angle Time
(UK)Angle Anguish
Picarats Given 55 Picarats
Type Input
Location Grand Plaza
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This is the forty-second puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Otaki-san. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out which time with three of the same digit appearing in a row has the greatest angle. After solving this puzzle, you will receive the course Mt Otaki for the Train mini-game.

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[edit] Hints

Hint One
    First, try to think of all the times in a day that have the same number three times in a row. There might be too many to remember, so use the Memo function.

    Also, why would the puzzle note times like 00:01 or 00:09?

Hint Two
    Ignore any angles that you would measure going from the minute hand to the hour hand.

    Additionally, the largest angle is greater than 180 degrees, so you can disregard any angle you find that's less than that.

Hint Three
    Are you sure you didn't miss some times? When you express the times in 24-hour format, you'll have more possibilities to consider than with a 12-hour format.

    In addition to 11:11 and 22:22, there are 31 possible choices. If you didn't find that many already, you may have overlooked something. Try to relax and think about the problem again.

Super Hint
    The following times that have three identical numbers in a row have an hour-hand-to-minute-hand angle of more than 180 degrees: 14:44, 15:55, 22:23 to 22:29, and 23:33.

    Which of these times can be excluded because 12 lies inside the angle you measure? If you just think a little longer, you should get it.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Perhaps you overlooked something. Try reading the question again.

[edit] When Completed

Correct!

The answer is 15:55. On an analog clock, 3:55 and 15:55 look the same, but only one has three identical digits!

The 24-hour clock didn't stump you!

[edit] Soluiton

15:55 has the largest angle.

[edit] Progress

1555 Picarats and 156 Hint Coins.



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