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Typing Numbers is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

This typewriter has only number keys. Pressing a single key types out that number immediately, but pressing subsequent keys takes an extra second for each key further along the keyboard from the previous key.
For example, pressing 1 then 2 takes one second. Pressing 1 then 3 takes two seconds.

US Version

What is the shortest time possible (in seconds) it will take to type "68060" as shown on the paper?

UK Version

What is the minimum time (in seconds) required to type "68060" as shown on the paper?

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Working out how long it takes to type out the number normally isn't enough. Try thinking of a quicker way to type it out.

It doesn't matter how fast you type, the speed of the typewriter will not change. The only way to make things quicker is to change the numbers you're typing...

US Version

The answer is hidden in the number "68060." Make sure you give "68060" a close look.

UK Version

The answer is hidden in the number "68060". Make sure you give "68060" a close look.

You're looking at this puzzle all wrong. In fact, you should be viewing it upside down. Try it out!

Doesn't "68060" look like a different number now?


Solution

Incorrect

Too bad!

US Version

Maybe there's a way to type it quicker...

UK Version

Try again and make sure you look for the quickest way to type the number.

Correct

That's right!

US Version

Typing out "09089" and then turning the paper upside down will give you "68060." And it will only take five seconds!

UK Version

Typing out "09089" and then turning the paper upside down will give you "68060". And it will only take five seconds!

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