UF163 - Time Times Three

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Time Times Three
Puzzle Number 163
Puzzle Name Time Times Three
Picarats Given 60 Picarats
Type Arrange
Location Layton's Challenges
Previous Puzzle UF162 - Cluttered Cans 2
Next Puzzle UF164 - Calendar Conundrum

This is the one hundred and sixty third puzzle you will encounter in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. This puzzle can be accessed through Professor Layton's Challenges. In order to solve this puzzle, you must arrange all the numbers to create a valid equation, in terms of time.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    For starters, what do you know for sure? Well, you know that the answer time ends in seven and the top time is multiplied by three, so the number that goes in box D must end in seven when multiplied by three! There's only one that will work. It's an odd number.

Hint Two
    Nine times three ends in seven. So the nine goes in box D.

    Two times three is six, so what does that tell you about what number goes in box A?

Hint Three
    If the number in box A is greater than one, the lower value will exceed 60 minutes, which isn't allowed. Therefore, the one must go in box A.

    If you think carefully about the rest, you should figure it out. Here's another hint, though: the five goes in box E.

Super Hint
    Here's your last hint:

    The one, four, eight, and nine all go in the top time.

    The rest can be calculated from there.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Calculating time isn't quite as easy as it might seem at first.

[edit] When Completed


The equation 18 minutes and 49 seconds times three equals 56 minutes and 27 seconds. That wasn't too hard, right?

Nine is the only single-digit number that will produce a seven when multiplied by three, so it's the only possible choice for box D. Also, if the number in box A was any larger than one, the answer would exceed 60 minutes, which isn't allowed in this puzzle. The rest can be calculated step by step.

[edit] Solution


Arrange the numbers as shown.

[edit] Progress

5600 Picarats and 300 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 29 November 2015 at 03:13
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