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

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 ploodie6 years ago#1 I've read the hints, I've looked up the answer - I JUST DON'T FLIPPIN GET IT! TheGuidingLight6 years ago#2Although the hints explain the puzzle fairly well, here's three ways to approach the problemThe question tells us thata) the total cost of the camera and the case is \$310b) the camera costs \$300 more than the caseLOGICALLYWhile 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 \$300As 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 considerWhen 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 \$305MATHEMATICALLYcamera = case + 300camera + case = 310so...(case + 300) + case = 310case + case = 10case * 2 = 10case = 10 / 2case = 5TRIAL AND ERRORWe 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 = 300301 + 1 = 302302 + 2 = 304303 + 3 = 306304 + 4 = 308305 + 5 = 310 **306 + 6 = 312307 + 7 = 314308 + 8 = 316309 + 9 = 318310 + 10 = 320The only combination where the total of both the camera and the case is \$310 is where the camera costs \$305 and the case costs \$5CONCLUSIONAs you hand over \$100 to pay for the \$5 case, then you should get \$95 in changeOTHER DISCUSSIONCan someone please explain to me the "The Camera and The Case" puzzle?http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/48954207Puzzle 42 - The Camera and The Casehttp://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/43994563The Camera and the casehttp://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/43259132With the puzzle the camera and the case..http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41671871Someone please explain to me The Camera and Casehttp://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41426939puzzle 42?http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/936050-professor-layton-and-the-curious-village/41342259Professor Layton and the Curious Village DS Illustrated Walkthroughhttp://professorlaytonwalkthrough.blogspot.com ploodie (Topic Creator)6 years ago#3Thanks, fantastic explanation!
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