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|game = CV
|name=Bottle Full of Germs
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|number = 026
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|puzzle = A glass jar holds a single germ. After one minute, the germ splits into two germs. One minute after that, the two germs each split again, forming a total of four germs. Continuing at this rate, a single germ can multiply to fill the whole jar in exactly one hour.
|game=CV
 
|number=026
 
|location=Park Gate
 
|solvedby=Luke
 
|type=Write Answer
 
|obligatory=No
 
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}}'''Bottle Full of Germs''' is a puzzle in ''[[Professor Layton and the Curious Village]]''.
 
 
==Puzzle==
 
A glass jar holds a single germ. After one minute, the germ splits into two germs. One minute after that, the two germs each split again, forming a total of four germs. Continuing at this rate, a single germ can multiply to fill the whole jar in exactly one hour.
 
   
 
Knowing this, how long in minutes would it take to fill the jar if you had started with two germs?
 
Knowing this, how long in minutes would it take to fill the jar if you had started with two germs?
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|hint1 = If one germ becomes two, and two become four, that means that the number of germs doubles each minute.
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|hint2 = If you start with one germ, the germ will multiply and fill the jar in one hour.
   
==Hints==
 
{{Hints
 
|1=If one germ becomes two, and two become four, that means that the number of germs doubles each minute.
 
|2=If you start with one germ, the germ will multiply and fill the jar in one hour.
 
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Starting with one germ, then, how many will you have in one minute?
 
Starting with one germ, then, how many will you have in one minute?
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Read the problem carefully.
 
|3=Let's take a step back and think.
 
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Your answer is the amount of time it takes for two germs to fill the jar. If it takes one minute for one germ to turn into two, how much additional time is needed to fill the jar?
 
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==Solution==
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Read the problem carefully.
===Incorrect===
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|hint3 = Let's take a step back and think.
Too bad!
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Your answer is the amount of time it takes for two germs to fill the jar. If it takes one minute for one germ to turn into two, how much additional time is needed to fill the jar?
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|incorrect = Too bad!
   
 
In one minute, one germ becomes two germs. In other words, the number of germs doubles by the minute. Straightforward, right?
 
In one minute, one germ becomes two germs. In other words, the number of germs doubles by the minute. Straightforward, right?
   
 
It takes a full hour to fill the jar when you start with one germ, so...
 
It takes a full hour to fill the jar when you start with one germ, so...
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|correct = The answer is 59 minutes.
===Correct===
 
The answer is 59 minutes.
 
   
 
It takes one minute for a single germ to split into two. Therefore, starting with two germs instead of one only saves you one minute.
 
It takes one minute for a single germ to split into two. Therefore, starting with two germs instead of one only saves you one minute.
   
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|dename = Flasche voll Bazillen
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|esname = Un tarro de virus
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|frname = Dans le pétri
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|itname = Il vaso di germi
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|korname = 병 안의 세균
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[[de:Flasche voll Bazillen]]
 
[[es:Puzle 26: Un tarro de virus]]
 
[[es:Puzle 26: Un tarro de virus]]

Revision as of 19:32, July 27, 2014

Bottle Full of Germs is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

A glass jar holds a single germ. After one minute, the germ splits into two germs. One minute after that, the two germs each split again, forming a total of four germs. Continuing at this rate, a single germ can multiply to fill the whole jar in exactly one hour.

Knowing this, how long in minutes would it take to fill the jar if you had started with two germs?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

If one germ becomes two, and two become four, that means that the number of germs doubles each minute.

If you start with one germ, the germ will multiply and fill the jar in one hour.

Starting with one germ, then, how many will you have in one minute?

Read the problem carefully.

Let's take a step back and think.

Your answer is the amount of time it takes for two germs to fill the jar. If it takes one minute for one germ to turn into two, how much additional time is needed to fill the jar?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

In one minute, one germ becomes two germs. In other words, the number of germs doubles by the minute. Straightforward, right?

It takes a full hour to fill the jar when you start with one germ, so...

Correct

The answer is 59 minutes.

It takes one minute for a single germ to split into two. Therefore, starting with two germs instead of one only saves you one minute.

CV026S

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