UF102 - Balance Your Books

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Balance Your Books
Puzzle Number 102
Puzzle Name (US)Balance Your Books
(UK)Balance your Books
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Select
Location Bookshop
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This is the one hundred and second puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Maya. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine which books were bought for a total of 99 pounds.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    The last digit of 99 is nine, so figure out which book prices add up to a number starting with nine.

Hint Two
    Once you've figured out some combinations that add up to a number starting with nine, focus on finding a combination that results in a number ending in nine.

Hint Three
    You bought four books. If your solution is more or fewer than four books, check your math and try again.

Super Hint
    If you choose only those books that are priced as multiples of three, you'll have the right answer.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Double-check your calculations and try again.

[edit] When Completed

Right on the money!

You bought four books with prices of 27, 33, 15, and 24 pounds. Identifying the numbers that add up so that the second digit is nine is a common approach to solving this type of problem.

By the way, 99 is a multiple of three. Did you notice that if you chose only the books whose prices are multiples of three, you also got the right answer?

[edit] Solution


Select the books as shown.

[edit] Progress

3475 Picarats and 249 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 22 November 2015 at 19:52
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