Petals Around The Roses

B33FB33F Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9362Posts: 136Members
Can you figure it out?
http://personal.baker.edu/web2/cdavis09/roses.html

If you figure it out, do not explain it to others.
Grade-A!
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  • ChimpZealotChimpZealot The Elite Demo Detective Join Date: 2002-11-30 Member: 10315Posts: 481Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation
    Meh, it was fairly simple... took me about 2 trys to figure it out.
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  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    Just when I felt smart, something like this comes around and makes me feel like an idiot. wow.gif
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Posts: 4,943Members
    edited May 2004
    apparently I'm too smart to figure it out

    found it! should be called around the roses though nerd.gif
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  • h4x_baseballh4x_baseball Join Date: 2004-05-27 Member: 28959Posts: 15Banned
    I closed the window, does that mean I win?
    zip ord minine zahzah mimim poh fah HO!
  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    edited May 2004
    QUOTE (h4x_baseball @ May 28 2004, 12:38 AM)
    I closed the window, does that mean I win?

    In my book yes.

    To be fair; I figured it out, and thus I understand that strange strange name.
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  • GlissGliss Join Date: 2003-03-23 Member: 14800Posts: 5,161Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester
    Hint: Think far-fetched. And also think of people swerving in and out of traffic lanes.
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  • ComproxComprox *chortle* Canada Join Date: 2002-01-23 Member: 7Posts: 6,374Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Developer, Subnautica Playtester admin
    edited May 2004
    QUOTE (pjofsky @ May 27 2004, 11:46 PM)
    Hint: Think far-fetched.  And also think of people swerving in and out of traffic lanes.

    Thats just more confusing D:

    Aha! Victory! Ugh, so simple...
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  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Posts: 8,597Members, NS1 Playtester
    QUOTE
    While some students would solve the problem right away, others would struggle all semester. It had taken Dr. Duke well over a year himself, and he would always explain that the smarter you were, the longer it took to figure it out.



    So... I guess I should be happy that I never figured it out, and instead just got **** off at it and quit?
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  • h4x_baseballh4x_baseball Join Date: 2004-05-27 Member: 28959Posts: 15Banned
    I don't get it....
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  • CabooseCaboose title = name(self, handle) Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13597Posts: 4,708Members, Constellation
    I figured it out. I had to interpret it a couple of completly different ways tho as my first attempt didn't work.
  • DragonMechDragonMech Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Posts: 6,781Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Ok, that's it. Who do I kill for making this game? tounge.gif
    I see custom titles. <_< >_>

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  • DOOManiacDOOManiac Worst. Critic. Ever. Join Date: 2002-04-17 Member: 462Posts: 8,597Members, NS1 Playtester
    Huzzah, after a subtle hint from comprox I have figured out the game.
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  • ConfuzorConfuzor Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2412Posts: 1,080Awaiting Authorization
    All I did was look at the answers given for several examples, and then I figured the pattern. I didn't even bother to try with the first examples.

    I hate having to learn through failures.
    I have no mouth, and I must scream.

    (still stuck with 'Awaiting Authorization')
  • DarkDudeDarkDude Join Date: 2003-08-06 Member: 19088Posts: 543Members
    The only thing I've managed to figure out so far is that all of the answers are even numbers, that has to mean something...
  • Seph_KimaraSeph_Kimara Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19359Posts: 1,720Members
    edited May 2004
    God, I finally got it. So simple I'm kicking myself...I tried averages, using the number on opposite faces, some really weird addition-sutraction-division crap...Ugh...

    I'll just say that another way to look at the problem is using the title "stars around the moon". Try to stay simple
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  • NecroticNecrotic Big Girl&#39;s Blouse Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 53Posts: 1,442Members, NS1 Playtester
    edited May 2004
    Uh yeah..I get 0 petals everytime..does that mean I win?

    edit
    Must've been opera breaking flash or something works fine in IE but I don't get it sad.gif
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    Snidely - I have to wonder, though, why anyone would want to nick some cow testes.
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  • h4x_baseballh4x_baseball Join Date: 2004-05-27 Member: 28959Posts: 15Banned
    edited May 2004
    *You win: The Warning! Slow down your posts and make them more useful!*

    From: Comprox!
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  • RuByRuBy Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10732Posts: 1,019Members
    I got it on the second try after a hint from Cereal Killer. Its one of those things that you have to be in the right mindset to figure out.
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  • DarkDudeDarkDude Join Date: 2003-08-06 Member: 19088Posts: 543Members
    Ahah! Got it! I think Seph's hint was the best, think stars around the moon and you should get it.
  • [WHO]Them[WHO]Them You can call me Dave Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10593Posts: 2,812Members, Constellation
    Bah, got it first try.
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  • Speed_2_DaveSpeed_2_Dave Join Date: 2002-11-15 Member: 8788Posts: 1,375Members
    so it basically tells you that "if you figure it out early on, you're not that smart"

    after 3 tries I figured it out (only because it TELLS YOU the answer after each guess)

    I think if I didn't have that hint it would have taken me about 30 minutes of guess & checking to consistently get the right answer.
  • BogglesteinskyBogglesteinsky Join Date: 2002-12-24 Member: 11488Posts: 4,078Members
    edited May 2004
    YES!! I R SMART!!!

    (oh, no wait, I got it... sad.gif)
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  • NecroticNecrotic Big Girl&#39;s Blouse Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 53Posts: 1,442Members, NS1 Playtester
    I googled for it and although didn't find the answer the googled results emphasised the importance of the name and now I get it...yey
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    Snidely - I have to wonder, though, why anyone would want to nick some cow testes.
    "The supersoldier is almost ready. We just need to slap some more bovine genitals on him, and we're good to go."
  • [WHO]Them[WHO]Them You can call me Dave Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10593Posts: 2,812Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (Speed 2 Dave @ May 28 2004, 12:34 AM)
    so it basically tells you that "if you figure it out early on, you're not that smart"

    I wouldn't put any faith behind that.

    It's coming from a guy that took a YEAR to figure it out.

    What's the more likely scenario:
    1. That the test has some intrinsic property that makes it confusing to smart people and easy for dumb people.
    2. A college professor is covering up for the fact that he's retarded yet still teaching.
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  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    Stupid dice and roses make sonic go something something....
  • SkulkBaitSkulkBait Join Date: 2003-02-11 Member: 13423Posts: 2,543Members
    edited May 2004
    QUOTE ([WHO)
    Them,May 28 2004, 03:43 AM]
    QUOTE (Speed 2 Dave @ May 28 2004, 12:34 AM)
    so it basically tells you that "if you figure it out early on, you're not that smart"

    I wouldn't put any faith behind that.

    It's coming from a guy that took a YEAR to figure it out.

    What's the more likely scenario:
    1. That the test has some intrinsic property that makes it confusing to smart people and easy for dumb people.
    2. A college professor is covering up for the fact that he's retarded yet still teaching.

    3. He phrased his meaning poorly.

    I could believe that certain problem solving methods commonly used by people who do well in usually difficult subjects disadvantage them when other problem solving methods are nessesary.

    In other words, I haven't gotten it yet.

    EDIT: Alright I finally got it (about a half hour's work). I don't think I ever would have without the hints though because I never would have considered the name to have any meaning. I can see how it could take someone a long time without that bit of info.
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  • SaltzBadSaltzBad Join Date: 2004-02-23 Member: 26833Posts: 1,276Members
    edited May 2004
    Wow, I must be dumb as bread, figured it out afer 1 roll. tounge.gif

    It really eludes me right now how this can take alot of time to figure out. You'd have to be amazingly competitive at just a little flash game to look too deep.
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  • DarkDudeDarkDude Join Date: 2003-08-06 Member: 19088Posts: 543Members
    You can really figure out some interesting things from this test. I'm guessing that most of the people that got this right away are artsy and are real spur-of-the-moment thinkers while the people who have struggled with it are more mathmatical problem solvers that think things through.
  • MonkfishMonkfish Sonic-boom-inducing buttcheeks of terrifying speed&#33; Join Date: 2003-06-03 Member: 16972Posts: 2,779Members
    I'm just tired as hell and cant be bothered with solving it this early ^^
  • [WHO]Them[WHO]Them You can call me Dave Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10593Posts: 2,812Members, Constellation
    edited May 2004
    QUOTE (DarkDude @ May 28 2004, 01:42 AM)
    You can really figure out some interesting things from this test. I'm guessing that most of the people that got this right away are artsy and are real spur-of-the-moment thinkers while the people who have struggled with it are more mathmatical problem solvers that think things through.

    I've been termed in the past as a "creative problem solver". So I guess I cover both of those bases.


    Granted that this puzzle would have been harder without the name. But the fact is that the name was there and it just SCREAMS the solution.


    EDIT: I r dar mastar spellur
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