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The Mysterious Memo is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Unwound Future.

Puzzle

US Version

When you returned to you apartment, you discovered a strange piece of paper next to your calculator.

Your roommate must have been trying to tell you something before he left.

The note says "101 X 5."

What could this mysterious memo mean?

UK Version

You return to your flat to find a strange piece of paper next to your calculator.

Your flatmate must have been trying to tell you something before he left.

The note says *101 X 5".

What word could your flatmate have been trying to convey to you with this mysterious memo?

Hints




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US Version

Remember, the memo was left directly next to the calculator...

UK Version

Remember, the note was left right next to the calculator...

US Version

The memo is a math problem. Try entering it into a calculator.

UK Version

A mathematical calculation next to a calculator.

You know what you've got to do...

101 X 5 = 505

US Version

Calculators can't display letters, so...

UK Version

The way numbers are displayed on a calculator screen is rather unique, isn't it?

The answer to the equation is 505.

US Version

Have you noticed that the five looks like an S and the zero looks like an O...

UK Version

On a calculator screen, the five looks like an S and the zero looks like an O...


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

The note by the calculator should help...

UK Version

The note is next to the calculator...

Correct

You got it!

US Version

The message is SOS.

When you enter the equation 101 X 5 into a calculator, you can interpret the answer as 505, or SOS.

Your roommate was asking for help!

UK Version

The message is "SOS".

When you enter 101 X 5 into a calculator, you can interpret the answer, 505, as SOS.

Your flatmate was asking for help!

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