MM083 - Settle the Scores

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Settle the Scores
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Puzzle Number 083
Puzzle Name Settle the Scores
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Chance Avenue
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This is the eighty-third puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Sterling. In order to solve this puzzle, you must figure out how many points each section is worth.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The middle player's dartboard has two darts each in section A and section D, for a total of 26 points. So sections A and D must add up to half of 26, or 13.

    What does that mean?

Hint Two
    The left player's dartboard has one dart in each section from A to D, for a total of 25 points.

    From Hint 1, you know that A + D = 13, so subtracting that from the total tells you that B + C = 12.

Hint Three
    The right player's dartboard has one dart in section B and three in section C. You already know that B + C = 12, so subtract that from the total, and you have 10 points left for the other two darts in section C. That means section C is worth 5 points.

    Now you just need to substitute that value in the other equations you've worked out using the previous hints.

Super Hint
    The previous hints have shown that C = 5 and B + C = 12. Thus, B = 7.

    The puzzle description tells you that A must be higher than B but still a single digit, so it has to be either 8 or 9.

    D cannot equal 0 and must be lower than C, so it has to be 1, 2, 3, or 4. And you already know that A + D = 13...


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

One of the three players' results should be easier to analyze than the others.

[edit] When Completed

Correct!

A = 9, B = 7, C = 5, and D = 4.

As long as you remember that the only possible values are from one to nine, this is just simple calculation.

[edit] Solution

A = 9.
B = 7.
C = 5.
D = 4.

[edit] Progress

2825 Picarats and 168 Hint Coins.



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