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A Puzzle: How many Petals Around the Rose?

Discussion in 'General' started by QuickOrbit, 27 May 2004.

  1. QuickOrbit

    QuickOrbit What's a Dremel?

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    Here is something that you all may enjoy. ::Evil sadistic laugh::

    A Puzzle: How many Petals Around the Rose?

    The only hints that you are allowed:
    The answer is always even or zero
    The name of the game is important

    Evidently it took Bill Gates 2 1/2 hours to get this right. Some people get it right away, and some take years to figure it out.
    Good Luck and NO POSTING THE ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!

    Enjoy :D
     
  2. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Clever, yet managed to suss it inside of a minute. :)
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Man, got it right first, second and third time. So I assume what I thought it meant was right.

    Does that mean I am infintly more clever than Bill???
     
  4. woodshop

    woodshop UnSeenly

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    Yea!!! inside a min figured it out second roll. :D
     
  5. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    Figured it out pretty quick, didn't help that I clicked roll instead of check a few times :wallbash:
     
  6. VadimtheConqueror

    VadimtheConqueror I love the little tacos...

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    i hate **** that makes me feel stupid :confused: jsut makes me angry
     
  7. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Solved :hip:

    Hint: Forget maths for a bit. Write down on a piece of paper all you know about the game taking the title of the game into consideration.
     
  8. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    he he... took me a couple of minutes to work out what to do.

    that's sneaky.
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Grr :grr: that's annoying - i managed to get it the first two times, now i just can't do it :duh:
     
  10. SJH

    SJH Minimodder

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    Took me a couple of minutes too, but I figured it out (surprisingly, I can never do these things!)

    -Sam
     
  11. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    managed that in about a minute, lucky guess more than anything to start with.
     
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  12. Skutbag

    Skutbag What's a Dremel?

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    Got it. Need a bit of lateral thinking. (if thats the right term)
     
  13. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

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    i had two experimental goes, then tested my theory on the third + had it solved.

    thats a good game, cheers
     
  14. ajack

    ajack rox

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    It bugged me for a minute or 2 then I got it :)
     
  15. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    I also got it 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th .... times i tried.

    I read the background first, looked at the question and thought WTF!? Maybe its this... I also usually take ages to solve these sorts of things
     
  16. westeee

    westeee What's a Dremel?

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    that was easy :)
    i did a roll , read the question again , and got it from then onwards
     
  17. Arien

    Arien What's a Dremel?

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    Got it at last.. bleeding heck lol.

    Gah i thought i had it.. :(
     
  18. [GiB]Grey M@a

    [GiB]Grey M@a What's a Dremel?

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    very clever indeed :) time to confuse the members of staff around here.
     
  19. Arien

    Arien What's a Dremel?

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    Given up :sigh: Just started to annoy me in the end.
     
  20. [GiB]Grey M@a

    [GiB]Grey M@a What's a Dremel?

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    keep trying, remember the answer is only even or zero and the name of the game is very important :)
     

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