MJ069 - The Money of Colour

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The Money of Colour
Puzzle Number 069
Puzzle Name The Money of Colour
Picarats Given 45 Picarats
Type Logical
Location The Layman's Reserve Bank
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This is the sixty-ninth puzzle you'll encounter in Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy. To access this puzzle, you must talk to Eddie Torre. To complete the puzzle, you must determine the minimum price for the paint that must be used.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    You need enough paint to cover five red sections, five blue sections, and two purple sections. If you just buy the same number of paint pots, it will cost £160. See if you can work out a cheaper way.

Hint Two
    Mixing red and blue makes purple. The purple paint costs more than the red and blue paint, so let's do this without buying any purple.

Hint Three
    You have to be careful of quantities when you're mixing colours. If you mix one pot of red with one pot of blue, you end up with two pots' worth of purple.

Super Hint
    The paint you need for the two purple sections can be made by mixing one pot of red paint with one pot of blue. If you add up the number of red and blue pots you need, what is the total price?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Bad luck.

If you just buy pots of paint to match the colours shown in the picture, it will cost £160. Try to figure out a more frugal way to do this.

[edit] When Completed

You did it!

Six red pots and six blue pots gives a total cost of £120. Mixing one pot of red paint with one pot of blue paint gives two pots' worth of purple paint. Take care to get the quantities right when you're mixing them.

[edit] Solution

The minimum cost of the paint will be £120.

[edit] Progress

2715 Picarats and 169 Hint Coins.

Last edited by Squiggle on 13 September 2017 at 02:08
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