CV005 - Digital Digits (US)

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For the puzzle appearing in the UK version, see CV005 - Clock Hands (UK)
Digital Digits
CV005 Instructions.gif
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Puzzle Number 006
Puzzle Name Digital Digits
Picarats Given 50 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Plaza
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This is the fifth puzzle that appears in the US version of Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must interact with the clock in the clock tower. In order to solve this puzzle, you must calculate how many times the clock will display three consecutive numbers.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    As mentioned earlier, this digital clock works on a 12-hour display system. This means you'll cycle through the numbers twice a day.

    Therefore, before you submit your answer, you need to double the number of times you found to account for a.m. and p.m.

Hint Two
    You probably have already picked up on combinations like 1:11 and 2:22, but finding the less obvious combinations is what makes up the real meat of this problem.

    Did you, for example, remember to include the time 10:00?

Hint Three
    12:22 is another combination that's easy to overlook.

    Also, have you thought about 11:12? Be sure to take a look at the various combinations that follow the above time as well.

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Give it another shot!

Are you sure you haven't forgotten a few possible combinations?

Also, don't forget that you need to double your total to account for both a.m. and p.m.

[edit] When Completed

Very good!

A series of three or more of the same digit appears 34 times over the course of 24 hours. See the chart above for details.

It's easy enough to spot times like 1:11 or 2:22, but many people forget about combinations like 10:00 or 11:12.

[edit] Solution

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A series of three or more numbers appears on the clock 34 times.

[edit] Progress

105 Picarats and 16 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 20 December 2015 at 18:48
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