Pull out your passports, because we’re going international for this week’s Rompecabeza.
There’s really nothing like hopping a plane to head across the world. The peanuts. The mini liquor bottles. The large men on your right and left who have both decided that you’re a pillow. But hey! How about that duty-free shopping?
Anyway, where’s this flight taking us?
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE
In order to solve last week’s 4th of July puzzle, you needed to do a little math. First, convert each scale to an equation where hotdogs = x, popsicles = y, and fireworks = z:
Scale 1: 2x + 4y = 1x + 3z
Scale 2: 2x + 3y = 4x + 2y
Scale 3: 4x + 2y = 1y + ?z
Solving Scale 2 first for y, you get y = 2x. Replace all the y variables with 2x. Next, solve Scale 1 for z. You’ll get 3x = z.
With one variable remaining, you can now solve for the question mark. The answer is:
? = 2
Hint to this week’s puzzle: Two of the countries are in Asia, and one is an island.