Okay, so I’ve started playing Professor Leyton and the Mysterious Village in earnest now and so far I’ve done okay on the game’s main puzzles for as far as I’ve gotten, but on the weekly downloadable puzzles, I’m stumped on not the answer, but how the answer is arrived at, despite the explanation at by the game. You guys tell me what you think.

So here’s the puzzle:

A teacher who has a student that hates to study said this:

“Study every day before the test for one week. Every time you study, you must do for 2 hours without stopping.”

So it can’t be helped, the student decides to, for one week only, follow the warning, but he would like to cut down the time as much possible by doing it deceptively.

So if you follow what the teacher says, in one week, what’s the least amount of hours the student can study?

After your first failure, the game also reminds you that it’s the least amount of time possible given the directions and encourages you that there must some sort of trick.

On the bottom screen is a little calendar below the humorous picture of the student studying while thinking of his ugly irate teacher and the teacher. The calendar that our week of studying in question before the test, will be starting Monday and ending Sunday.

So I gave three answers. I didn’t feel very good about the first, because it seemed too easy to just say fourteen and I wasn’t very surprised when that wasn’t it.

My second answer was that if the student studies 1 hour on at the end of a day, then when it goes to midnight the next day, it will have counted as another day and he can finish up his second hour in that day. Using this system, I figured 7 hours, because Sunday he’d only have to study for the hour. Technically the second hour would fall into next week and wouldn’t be counted in the first week.

That wasn’t right. So I tried 8, thinking maybe it needs to be two hours on Sunday. That was the correct answer.

The game explains that he needs to study both hours on Sunday, but not why.

My question is why is seven not possible? Anyone have any ideas, because it bugs me.

-Kitsune