UF003 - Bus Scheduling

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Bus Scheduling
Puzzle Number 003
Puzzle Name Bus Scheduling
Picarats Given 10 Picarats
Type Multiple Choice
Location Midland Road
Previous Puzzle UF002 - The Clock Shop
Next Puzzle UF004 - Moving Day

This is the third puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Vito. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which bus should be taken to work to minimize the wait for the bus home.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    It doesn't matter what time you get to work, so you can take any of the buses and be fine. But once you get there, you're stuck taking whatever bus leaves the soonest after you finish working.

    Start your thinking from there.

Hint Two
    For example, suppose there was a bus you could take to the office at 12:30 p.m. In this case, you would arrive at 1:30 p.m. It takes two hours to finish your work, so by the time you were done, it would be 3:30 p.m. That's the soonest you can catch a bus home.

    So for each of the buses going to the office, figure out what time you'd be done working and ready for a ride home.

Hint Three
    You're not overlooking any choices because they seem too late, are you?

    As long as you get your work done, you can show up at the office at whatever time works best for you.

Super Hint
    Go to work late, head home first thing in the morning: this schedule is most time effective, so which bus is it?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Bad luck!

Making some notes on the bus timetable might help you work it out.

[edit] When Completed


Taking bus E to work at midnight will result in the shortest wait for a ride home. Your bus home leaves at 5:00 a.m.

[edit] Solution

Bus E will minimize the wait for a bus home.

[edit] Progress

35 Picarats and 17 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 8 November 2015 at 19:59
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