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Finish the Equation is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

Complete the equation by inserting the four numbered tiles into the correct slots.

Hints

Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Thinking in fractions is the key to success.

As the first hint suggested, don't try and calculate out hard numbers for this puzzle. Within the parentheses, you will encounter some odd fractions. Keep these in fraction form for the remainder of the problem.

The eight goes in the rightmost slot.

Your goal is to arrange the numbers so that everything to the left of the equal sign calculates out to 40/4.

Solution

Incorrect

Give it another try!

Don't get frustrated with the puzzle. Stick with it and you will find the solution.

Correct

Sharp thinking!

US Version

You have to think in fractions to solve this one. If you don't realize this early on, this puzzle can really be a bear to solve.

UK Version

You have to think in fractions to solve this one. If you don't realise this early on, this puzzle can be a real pain to solve.

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