UF088 - The Discount

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The Discount
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Puzzle Number 088
Puzzle Name The Discount
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Select
Location Toy Shop
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This is the eighty eighth puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Viv. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many of each item was purchased.

Contents

[edit] Hints

Hint One
    In the total amount that you paid, there's a fraction.

    Start your line of thinking from there.

Hint Two
    The half-price items that result in a fraction are the one-pound and three-pound items. Remember the conditions for getting the half-off discount.

Hint Three
    If you buy three of the three-pound items, you'll exceed 9.5 pounds if you try to buy a total of six items. The item that gives you the 0.5 is the one-pound item.

Super Hint
    Your shopping total is 9.5 pounds. If you don't buy at least three of the same item, you won't get that 0.5 pound. If you buy three of the one-pound item, you get a total of 2.5 pounds. You still need to buy seven pounds' worth of items, so think hard.


[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

They key thing to consider is the 50 pence in the total you paid.

[edit] When Completed

Splendid!

You bought three one-pound items, two two-pound items, and one three-pound item. To get 0.5 pounds, you have to buy three of either the one-pound or three-pound item. But you knew that already, didn't you!

[edit] Solution

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Mark the items shown.

[edit] Progress

2840 Picarats and 215 Hint Coins.



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