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Sharing Paintings is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Two brothers have inherited their parents' five-piece art collection. According to the will, the older brother will get a set of paintings worth twice what the younger brother gets. In order to ascertain the value of the paintings, the brothers called in an appraiser, who valued each painting as shown below. For his services, the appraiser was promised the one painting left over after the brothers divided the art according to their parents' wishes.

Assuming that individual paintings can't be divided, which one does the appraiser get?

UK Version

Two brothers have inherited their parents' five-piece art collection. According to the will, the older brother will get a set of paintings worth twice what the younger brother gets. In order to ascertain the value of the paintings, the brothers called in a valuer, who valued each painting as shown below. For his services, the valuer was promised the one painting left over after the brothers divided the art according to their parents' wishes.

Assuming that individual paintings can't be divided, which one does the valuer get?

Hints




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US Version

This appraiser doesn't seem as if he's exactly on the up-and-up. He might very well be trying to appraise things in a way that works to his advantage.

UK Version

The valuer is well remunerated for his work.

US Version

None of the paintings the elder brother gets are worth more than any single painting the younger brother receives.

UK Version

None of the paintings the older brother gets are worth more than any single painting the younger brother receives.

US Version

The older brother inherits three paintings, and the younger brother inherits one painting.

UK Version

The older brother inherits three paintings and the younger brother inherits one painting.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

Maybe you should run through your calculations one more time.

Correct

That's right!

US Version

The appraiser receives painting E.

The older brother inherits paintings A, C, and D, which are worth $120,000 total. The little brother gets a single painting worth $60,000, half of what his brother gets.

In the end, the appraiser takes home the most expensive painting of all. My, isn't that convenient!

UK Version

The valuer receives painting E.

The older brother inherits paintings A, C and D, which are worth £120,000 in total. the younger brother gets a single painting worth £60,000, half of what his brother gets.

In the end, the valuer takes home the most expensive painting of all. My, isn't that convenient!

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