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Pass the Apples is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Johnny and Thomas are each carrying some apples. If Johnny gave Thomas one apple, the two men would each have the same number of apples. Conversely, if Thomas gave Johnny two apples, Johnny would have three times the number of apples that Thomas would have.

So, just how many apples is each of the men holding?

UK Version

Johnny and Thomas are each carrying some apples. If Johnny gave Thomas one apple, the two men would each have the same number of apples. Conversely, if Thomas gave Johnny two apples, Johnny would have three times the number of apples that Thomas has.

So, just how many apples are each of the men holding?

Hints




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"If Johnny gave Thomas one apple, the two men would each have the same number of apples."

US Version

A little critical thinking applied to the above statement tells you that Johnny must have two apples more than Thomas.

UK Version

A little critical thinking applied to the above statement tells you that Johnny must have two more apples than Thomas.

"If Thomas gave Johnny two apples, Johnny would have three times the number of apples that Thomas would have."

US Version

You know from Hint One that the original difference in apples between Johnny and Thomas is two. In the above scenario, the gap increases by four to six. We now know that when Thomas loses two apples, Johnny has six more than him, which is also three times more.

UK Version

You know from Hint 1 that the gap between Johnny Thomas is two. In the above scenario, the gap increases by four, to six. We now know that when Thomas loses two apples, Johnny has six more than him, and also three times more.

US Version

Can you think of a number where the result is the same if you add it to six or multiply it by three? That number is how many apples Thomas has after giving two away. So, if we add those two back, Thomas has...

UK Version

Can you think of a number where the result of adding six and multiplying by three is the same? That number is how many apples Thomas has after giving two away. So if we add those two back, Thomas has...


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Think hard about the clues you've been given and try again.

UK Version

Think hard about the puzzle and try again.

Correct

Nice!

Johnny has seven apples and Thomas has five.

US Version

As you can tell, if Johnny gave Thomas one apple, both men would have six apples. Additionally, if Thomas decided to give Johnny two of his apples, Johnny would have nine apples in total--three times as many as Thomas.

UK Version

As you can tell, if Johnny gave Thomas one apple, both men would have six apples. Additionally, if Thomas decided to give Johnny two of his apples, Johnny would have nine apples in total, three times as many as Thomas.

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