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Sam's Allowance (Pocket Money Poser in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Puzzle

US Version

Three boys are admiring a toy car on sale for 12 pounds.

Jeff: "If Pete and I pooled our allowances, we could buy this car together in two weeks!"
Sam: "Well, Pete and I could buy it in three weeks..."
Pete: "It would take you guys six weeks to save up enough."

All allowances are received weekly. How many pounds is Sam's weekly allowance?

UK Version

Three young lads are admiring a toy car that's on sale for £12.
Jeff: "If we pooled all our pocket money, Pete and I could buy this car together in two weeks!"
Sam: "Well, Pete and I could buy it in three weeks..."
Pete: "Not bad, because it would take the two of you six weeks to save up enough together."

All pocket money is received weekly. How much pocket money does Sam get, in pounds?

Hints




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Don't overthink it. Try plugging in some different different variables, and see what you come up with.

Jeff's allowance is two pounds a week.

Pete's allowance is four pounds a week.

Jeff gets two pounds a week and Pete gets four pounds a week. Together, that's six pounds a week. They'll have enough four the toy car in two weeks. How much was that car again? And if it will take Sam and Jeff six weeks, hmm...


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Sam laughs at your answer.

Correct

US Version

Yes! You hit the nail on the head!

Zero pounds is correct. Sam doesn't get an allowance. For the record, Jeff gets two pounds a week and Pete gets four.

UK Version

Yes! You're quids in!

£0 is correct. Sam doesn't get any pocket money. For the record, Jeff gets £2 a week and Peter gets £4.

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