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The Future Awaits is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy.

Puzzle

After visiting the florist on the first floor of a hotel, this man can be found by the lift sporting a massive bunch of roses and an agitated expression.

He is planning to propose to his girlfriend, who is waiting for him on the 25th floor. To calm his nerves, he starts thinking about the lift he's about to take. If the lift takes 15 seconds to go from the first floor to the fifth floor, how many seconds will it take for him to reach the 25th floor?

Hints




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Using the time it takes to travel from the first to the fifth floors as a base, you should be table to work out how long it takes to travel to the 25th floor.

The distance from the first to the 25th is how many times greater than the distance from the first the fifth?

Is the time it takes to travel from the first to the fifth floor the same as it takes to travel five floors?

Focus on how many floors you're travelling, not the number of floors you're travelling to...

Going from the first to the fifth floor only involves climbing four floors.

How many floors do you climb to get from the first to the 25th?

You need to climb 24 floors to go from the first floor to the 25th.

To go from the first to fifth floor, you need to climb four floors.

If you put these two facts together, you'll see that the journey between the first and 25th floor will take six times as long as the journey between the first and fifth floor.


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad.

This puzzle looks like nothing more than a simply calculation, but perhaps there's more to it than that.

Correct

That's right!

From the first floor to the fifth floor, you go up four floors, not five, and from the first floor to the 25th, you go up 24 floors.

If four floors take 15 seconds, 24 floors take six times as long: 90 seconds!

It seems a bit lazy for the man to buy flowers at the hotel, though. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and assume it's an impromptu proposal!

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