# Professor Layton and the Curious Village

## Please explain the Camera and Case puzzle (#42)

- Back To:
- Board List
- Topic List
- Topic Archived

Although the hints explain the puzzle fairly well, here's three ways to approach the problem The question tells us that a) the total cost of the camera and the case is $310 b) the camera costs $300 more than the case LOGICALLY While the puzzle traps many players into initially thinking that the camera costs $300 and the case $10, this doesn't satisfy the condition that the difference in price is $300 As the total price is $310 and the camera must cost over $300 (being the cost of the case plus $300), there's not many possibilities to consider When you then consider that the cost of the case is the same as the cost of the camera less $300 (so twice this value must be $10), the cost of the case must be $5 and the cost of the camera $305 MATHEMATICALLY camera = case + 300 camera + case = 310 so... (case + 300) + case = 310 case + case = 10 case * 2 = 10 case = 10 / 2 case = 5 TRIAL AND ERROR We know that the camera must cost at least $300 (as it costs $300 more than the case) and can not cost more than $310 (being the total cost) Remembering that the camera costs $300 more than the case, we can work through the possibilities (camera cost + case cost = total cost) 300 + 0 = 300 301 + 1 = 302 302 + 2 = 304 303 + 3 = 306 304 + 4 = 308 305 + 5 = 310 ** 306 + 6 = 312 307 + 7 = 314 308 + 8 = 316 309 + 9 = 318 310 + 10 = 320 The only combination where the total of both the camera and the case is $310 is where the camera costs $305 and the case costs $5 CONCLUSION As you hand over $100 to pay for the $5 case, then you should get $95 in change OTHER DISCUSSION Can someone please explain to me the "The Camera and The Case" puzzle? http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/48954207 Puzzle 42 - The Camera and The Case http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/43994563 The Camera and the case http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/43259132 With the puzzle the camera and the case.. http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41671871 Someone please explain to me The Camera and Case http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41426939 puzzle 42? http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41342259 --- Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS Illustrated Walkthrough http://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com | |

Thanks, fantastic explanation! |

- Back To:
- Board List
- Topic List
- Topic Archived