CV048 - Cats and Mice

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Cats and Mice
Puzzle Number 048
Puzzle Name Cats and Mice
Picarats Given 25 Picarats
Type Write Answer
Location Clock Tower
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This is the forty-eighth puzzle that appears in Professor Layton and the Curious Village. To access this puzzle, you must examine the cat. In order to solve this puzzle, you must determine how many cats it takes to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes using the information given.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    Five cats can catch five mice in five minutes.

    If there were 10 mice running around, how long would it take for those same five cats to catch them?

Hint Two
    Remember, this puzzle isn't asking how much time it takes to catch 100 mice.

    Read the problem again. The wording makes it easy to forget what you are really looking for.

Hint Three
    Let's rethink this from the first step. Five cats can catch five mice in five minutes. So, in 10 minutes, they can catch 10 mice. In 20 minutes, they can catch 20 mice.

    How many cats are doing the catching?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad!

If five cats catch five mice in five minutes, it would seem to suggest that 100 mice will be caught by 100 cats in 100 minutes, but is that really the right answer?

[edit] When Completed

Five cats.

Five cats can catch five mice in five minutes. If the mouse hunt continues another five minutes, you can expect a total of 10 mice to get caught. In other words, the same five cats catch 10 mice in 10 minutes, and 20 mice in 20 minutes. It's simply a matter of how long the five cats work.

[edit] Solution


It takes five cats to catch 100 mice in 100 minutes.

[edit] Progress

1670 Picarats and 90 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 28 December 2015 at 05:22
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