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I got up early this morning, and while psyching myself up for the first school day of the quarter, I came across the Petals Around The Rose puzzle on one of the communities I occasionally read here on LJ. I sent this message around to my classmates, and now I share it with you:

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"I can tell you only three things: the name of the game, the fact that the answer is always even, and the answer for any particular throw..."

Just a little diversion for you on the first day of Spring Quarter. Play it, see if you can figure it out, and if you do let me know. (Please, keep the key to the puzzle to yourself! Just let me know if you figure it out.)

http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html


-- b.

P.S. Read what happened when Bill Gates encountered Petals Around The Rose, back in 1977:

http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm

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Date: 2005-03-28 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki679.livejournal.com
I figured it out on the first try. :)

Date: 2005-03-28 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onetakemovie.livejournal.com

i figured you would! :) me too.

if the guy at michigan is right and the smarter you are the longer it'll take you to figure out, i guess i'm really not smart.

*shrug*

Date: 2005-03-28 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki679.livejournal.com
haha. I think the difference is how complicated you try to make things. Simple solution is the key to many things in life and business. :)

Date: 2005-03-28 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] violentfires.livejournal.com
sorted! took me about 5 tries i guess :)

Date: 2005-03-29 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onetakemovie.livejournal.com

not too shabby. :)

Date: 2005-03-28 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raindropstop.livejournal.com
*cries*

I've been trying for an hour now and still don't get it.

~S~

Date: 2005-03-28 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raindropstop.livejournal.com
okay... I FINALLY figured it out.

*sniffs*

That was HARD!

I think that math loving freaks, like me, will probably find it difficult.

It took me 20 minutes just to figure out that ASMD does NOT work :)

anyhoo.... thanks for the mind musher, b!

~S~
with very little hair left on her head after that

Date: 2005-03-29 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] onetakemovie.livejournal.com

Yay, you did it! :)

*tacklehugs*

Date: 2005-03-29 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daweaver.livejournal.com
Ah, good one. Took me about six minutes and as many rolls to crack. Three "twos" in a row don't help. Bonus: The article should not be read before playing.

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