UF131 - A Pricey Pen

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A Pricey Pen
Puzzle Number 131
Puzzle Name (US)A Pricey Pen
(UK)The Price of the Pen
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Hotel Lobby
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This is the one hundred and thirty first puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Becky. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine the profit that was made by selling the pen to the friend.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    There are often traps in puzzles that use a lot of text to describe a fairly simple problem. This is one of those.

    None of the information given is wrong, but there are some details meant to confuse you.

Hint Two
    How much did the woman originally buy the fountain pen for?

    If you focus on that, you'll be on the right track.

Hint Three
    The woman bought the fountain pen from the boutique for 10% off the original price. This has no bearing on whether or not she made a profit by selling it to her friend.

    Her friend offered her 10% more than what she paid for the pen, so she's definitely going to make a profit.

Super Hint
    The woman bought the pen from the boutique for $2,700 and sold it to her friend for $2,970.

    Now just figure out how much of a profit she made. Don't worry at all about the original discount.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

Think about it carefully.

[edit] When Completed

You got it!

She will make a profit of $270.

The pen was originally bought for 10% off of $3,000, which is $2,700, and sold for 10% more than $2,700, which is $2,970. This makes for a profit of $2,970 minus $2,700, which is $270!

[edit] Solution

She made a profit of $270.

[edit] Progress

3635 Picarats and 249 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 25 November 2015 at 18:14
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