CV031 - Racetrack Riddle

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Racetrack Riddle
Puzzle Number 031
Puzzle Name Racetrack Riddle
Picarats Given 30 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Manor Road
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This is the thirty-first puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Marco. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many minutes it will take for all three horses to meet at the starting line.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Someone in a hurry might jump to the conclusion that you need to find the lowest common multiple between the three numbers.

    Read the problem over again and see if you can't clear things up for yourself.

Hint Two
    The three horses each run at different speeds. To measure the horses' speeds, the problem tells you how many laps each horse can do in one minute.

    The horses all run whole laps per minute, so at least you don't have to deal with strange speeds.

Hint Three
    One horse runs two laps in one minute, one runs three laps in one minute, and one runs four laps in one minute.

    Where will the horses be one minute after they start running?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

Don't bother with complicated calculations.

[edit] When Completed

You got it!

In one minute, horse A will have done two laps, horse B will have done three laps, horse C will have done four laps, and all the horses will be lined up at the starting line.

[edit] Solution


The horses will be lined up at the starting line after one minute.

[edit] Progress

985 Picarats and 56 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 26 December 2015 at 22:13
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