LS137 - All the Sons

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All the Sons
Puzzle Number 137
Puzzle Name (US)All the Sons
(UK)How Many Brothers?
Picarats Given 45 Picarats
Type Input
Location Old Gate
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This is the one hundred and thirty seventh puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Wren and Socket. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out the minimum number of sons that could be in the family.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Reading the information again while making a diagram might help you work out how many brothers there could be.

    Then see if there is any way that number could be made smaller.

Hint Two
    Most people mistakenly think that there must be four brothers.

    Read the puzzle again. Does anything come to your attention that might be a clue to the actual number?

Hint Three
    Why were they talking about their ages on the following day?

    There might be something in that.

Super Hint
    If the second conversation had happened on the same day as the first, the information would have been different. SO one of the brothers must have had a birthday! Which means...

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Maybe there's some information that you overlooked.

[edit] When Completed

Three brothers is correct!

The key to this puzzle is that the second conversation happened on the next day.

If it was the middle brother's birthday on the second day, the brothers' age differences would have changed as shown in the diagram above.

Actually, this can also work when it's either the youngest or oldest brother's birthday. Can you see how?

[edit] Solution

There are three sons in the family.

[edit] Progress

5480 Picarats and 300 Hint Coins.

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