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A Puzzle: How many Petals Around the Rose?

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

  1. MikeTitan

    MikeTitan Ling Ling: 273 Battle Points

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    Hmm took me like 15 tries. My brain wasn't clicking in right away and the fact that its 4:30am here and i haven't slept might have something to do with it. :worried: :eeek:
     
  2. Dodge

    Dodge What's a Dremel?

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    I got it eventualy, after about 10mins.

    "and he would always explain that the smarter you were, the longer it took to figure it out."
     
  3. Digitalblueshift

    Digitalblueshift What's a Dremel?

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    The smarter you were thelonger it took to figure it out... But the name is very important

    took me a min or two
     
  4. malcs

    malcs oops! i put a hole in the ***** :(

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    you can see straight away what the rose and the petals are going to be in that context... i got it first time :) and second.. and third...
     
  5. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    ah... i finally got it!!

    I was thinking waaaaay to advanced... :wallbash:
     
  6. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    Took me about 5 minutes.
     
  7. The Bodger

    The Bodger What's a Dremel?

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    Took me a couple of minutes, dead easy once you know how. Initially I was thinking way too much about it, and missed the obvious. It would have taken a LOT longer without the hint about the importance of the name though...
     
  8. jezmck

    jezmck Minimodder

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    these things are always annoying - got it eventually, but it's still annoying.
     
  9. kill_me_quick

    kill_me_quick Big and Blue

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    Here is a thing about Bill Gates and the petals, didn't read it all so i don't know if it contains the answer.
     
  10. JB

    JB What's a Dremel?

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    Its easy, but its pointless and dum imo.
     
  11. Digitalblueshift

    Digitalblueshift What's a Dremel?

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    after a few dozen rolls being able to remember distinct sets of dice is admirable... I doubt I could...
     
  12. PsychoI3oy

    PsychoI3oy Minimodder

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    took me 2 wrongs to get it, but i didn't time the mintues. i wasn't agonizing about it, that's for sure.

    and that thing about bill gates is cute, i like the opening line to his BASIC program, hehe.
     
  13. Bruno_me

    Bruno_me Fake-ad‎min

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    got it in about 30min :duh: because relix dropped a hint

    I agree with that :)
     
  14. Enak

    Enak Also known as Kane

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    Easy Peasy
     
  15. Yadda

    Yadda Minimodder

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    Excellent puzzle. :rock:

    I got it after a bit (far too much of course) of work, but enjoyed the process - it made me smile at the end.

    Interesting to see most people are more impressed with their (edit: fast) times than with the concept of the puzzle. Maybe IQ's aren't as high as people think they are, or maybe we're just unappreciative.

    As I said - top puzzle, bring on the next. :thumb:
     
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  16. Sniper-X

    Sniper-X What's a Dremel?

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    :wallbash: :wallbash: Dang i just dont get it :duh: :duh: :grr:
     
  17. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    This is driving me insane. I'm really bad at these 'figure out the rules' puzzles. I think my mum would have a better chance at this than me. The only things I can think of are:

    The letters in the title 'Petals around the rose' have something to do with it
    There are five dice so maybe if you arrange them in a circle they make some sort of pattern.
    Then there's all the maths things I've tried such as adding and subtracting and looking at pairs of dice and using modular arithmetic...

    I know I'm thinking too hard about it but that's all I can do... :wallbash:
     

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