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Three Umbrellas is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

## Puzzle

Three identical-looking umbrellas are sitting upright in a stand. Assuming the owners don't check their umbrellas' labels, what percentage chance is there that only two people will walk off with their own umbrella?

## Hints

Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Don't lose focus of what's being asked.
Keep in mind that you aren't being asked the percentage likelihood of you grabbing your own umbrella from a group of three.

If two people have already successfully taken their own umbrellas, then who does the final umbrella belong to?

Three umbrellas sit in a bin. Two people come by and take their own umbrellas by chance, but the third person fails to do so... Hey, is that even possible?

## Solution

### Incorrect

Nope!

Although this puzzle is asking about percentages, you shouldn't need a calculator to finish this one.

### Correct

That's right!

If two people manage to grab their own umbrellas, the third person is left with only one umbrella to take: her own!

It's impossible for only two of the three to pick up their own umbrellas.

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