• Thread: Petals around the Rose Puzzle

1. Petals around the Rose Puzzle

 http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html I got it on the 5th guess.

2.  Did you figure out how it works or just guess right on the 5th guess? It took me about half an hour to figure it out when it was introduced to me last autumn. PS. Those who already know the system, never reveal it to anyone who doesn't.

3.  I got it on the 1st guess well it does say that the more intelligent you are the longer it takes you I find being dyslexic is helpful with these kind of games.

4.  It took me about 3 or 4 guesses. After the 2nd or 3rd guess, I read the background and was able to get it in the first try after that. The answer is right there staring you in the face.

5.  Took me several tries...it was so obvious that I almost overlooked it altogether.

6.  It took me about 15 minutes after reading some of the comments. It has nothing to do with intelligence. I would say it is more right brain activity.

7.  Well, it has something to do with intelligence and at least logical thinking. If you try to solve it too intelligently and logically, like intelligent and logical people will do, it will be very hard as they won't use their right half of brain. So, in a way it measures your intelligence - or your ability to free from the limitations of intelligent and logical thinking.

8.  Got it on the 2nd try.....kinda weird though...

9.  from everyones comments it seems totally simple, i'm probably overanalyzing it becos i do that alot...still trying to figure it out :

10.  I also got it on the 2nd try. On the first one I just wrote "1", without taking any of the dice into account, cause I kind of figured it would be a sort of "think outside the box" lame type of puzzle. When I actually got the real answer "2", I immediately realized what it was....mostly cause I wasn't really paying attention to numbers at all

11.  I caught on and got it right by the 4th try. I can't wait for my husband to get home so I can see how quickly he figures it out!

12.  Crap. I've gotten some right answers, but I still don't understand this..... Now it's going to bug me until I do. *goes off to make baked mushroom and rice casserole*

13.  Originally posted by Paperdoll EP+-->
QUOTE(Paperdoll EP)
from everyones comments it seems totally simple, i'm probably overanalyzing it becos i do that alot...still trying to figure it out :[/b]

14.  yes! got it. 5th try. really simple once u know

15.  that was kind of misleading. i mean, it's not how "intelligent" you are, it's how easily you get distracted and start hitting in random things until you get it. it took me the first try though. i'm that clever. actually, i just looked up the answer on wikipedia. who cares? i don't! EDIT: the guy who introduced it to that little program's author says "the longer you take to work it out, the smarter you are". i actually did struggle with it for a eon and tried adding everything up, multplying, doing alternating hoo-hah-poos before i just thought "fuck this stupid fucking rose shit" and went and cheated. I don't think I was going to get that before a year had gone by (i wondered what kind of sad excuse for a rose has zero petals, too).

16. Rose Petals

 Wow, Laura (Alaurast78) came in my room and made me try this game tonight, at first I didn't want to and she explained it as a "mathmatical equation" or something so that threw me off, but I figured it out after reading the Bill Gates story about "PEDALS around the Rose". It took about 15 minutes (donno how many tries.) Steve (Wheelie309) got it after me, and my boyfriend Jason took an hour. He had the right idea about halfway into it though and I really wanted to tell him "warmer, warmer!" but I know you can only say the 3 rules......really cool game and now I want to be inducted into the Fraternity! If you haven't read the story about the orgin and Bill Gates, go here: http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm (it wont give anything away!)

17.  I honestly would not use this as an IQ test. Whether you take 8 hours or 3 tries to get it is irrelevant to your true inteligence. I think this is more of a shitty "think outside the box" sort of bullshit. But hey! It is quite the consolation to read that if it took you hours and hours to figure it out! P.S Before anyone says anything about me just being jealous cause I figured it out so quickly let me state the following: "STFU BEAVER!". That and I wouldn't mind people thinking I am retarded...

18.  I'm glad somebody caught this as it was dying, I find this puzzle pretty intresting. Yeah, it's not really a great measure of intelligence. I mean if I approach this puzzle in a bored ass mood, I'll just hit random things and do stupid things and finally get it. But if I get all psyched up for this puzzle, I'm going to go in, and try all the logical, proper methods, and take forever to get it... But who cares, it's really fun anyway. I tried out my younger brother with it, he went "aha!" like eight times but never got it until I just relented and told him. He screamed at me afterwards.

19.  Originally posted by Truthbearer I honestly would not use this as an IQ test. Whether you take 8 hours or 3 tries to get it is irrelevant to your true inteligence. I think this is more of a shitty \"think outside the box\" sort of bullshit. But hey! It is quite the consolation to read that if it took you hours and hours to figure it out! P.S Before anyone says anything about me just being jealous cause I figured it out so quickly let me state the following: \"STFU BEAVER!\". * That and I wouldn't mind people thinking I am retarded... lol YOU STFU and get your ass on aim ;D

20.  Originally posted by Kaniaz I tried out my younger brother with it, he went \"aha!\" like eight times but never got it until I just relented and told him. He screamed at me afterwards. YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO TELL PEOPLE! My sister tried it last night (stoned) and gave up. At first she was like, "oh, (insert correct solution here)" and I said, wow you got it first try? Then I guess she is retarted or something b/c she kept getting it wrong after that even though she originally said the correct way to solve it! I dunno. She gave up and got mad b/c I was just like "okay lets watch tv" and she wanted me to tell her the answer! I didn't.

21.  It was either that or hear "OMGPLEASETELLMETHEANSWEROMGOMGOMGOGMOGMOGMPEASSSS SSSSSEEEEEE" for the rest of the night

22.  3rd try I found much logic needed to figure it out.

23.  I had no idea what I was doing, so I added the sides of dice together and got fifteen. I guessed fifteen and it said "no, there are four petals around the rose". I reloaded it and guessed five, and it said "no, there are four petals around the rose". Then I guessed four and it was like "correct!" ...um, what exactly was the point of that again now?

24.  There isn't really any point to it. Its just a little puzzle game. By the way that was an interesting article to read laracroft21.

25.  The point is to figure out the way how it works. To figure out why it has that many petals around the roses with that combination of dices. If you have 5 right guesses in a row you've most likely got it right.

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