# [release] Petals Around The Rose

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• 08-14-2006, 12:57 PM
Waterbottle
[release] Petals Around The Rose
Petals around the rose is a puzzle, You roll 5 normal dices (Any other amount of dices would also work) and get the question, How many petals are there around the rose?

There is always one correct answer to this question and the answer depends on what the dices show. To find the solution you only need some simple math knowledge and a creaive mind. It's said that the smarter you are the longer time you will use to solve this puzzle.
I first played this game here and I used about 2 weeks before I understood how to solve it.

To Quote what the site I played it on said about the game:

Quote:

Originally Posted by http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html
I was introduced to "Petals Around the Rose" by Dr. Richard Duke at the University of Michigan . Dr. Duke used to begin each of his gaming/simulation courses with this exercise. 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.

The game is quite simple. Only a basic understanding of math is required and an open and creative mind. The game can be used as an example of how different people look at the world differently, and how these different ways of looking can yield different answers. In "Petals Around the Rose" there is always one correct answer. The problem is how we define the problem.

I created this Version in C++ (GU) just to practise on coding in GU.

It starts of by rolling the dices (which is very poorly made in my version). and then you use up and down to select how many petals you think there are around the rose.

A screenshot:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...le2/screen.png

http://waterbottle.y4kstudios.com/Pe...undTheRose.zip
• 08-14-2006, 01:02 PM
Nutterbutter
Whoa, i gotta try this :D
• 08-14-2006, 01:06 PM
Rigg3L
looks much better than the link to this game, lol. its kinda hard to under stand? i got like 4 out of 15 trys right
• 08-14-2006, 01:07 PM
MexicanSnake
looks nice pal.
• 08-14-2006, 01:12 PM
I suck at this game :P
• 08-14-2006, 01:15 PM
Waterbottle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rigg3L
looks much better than the link to this game, lol. its kinda hard to under stand? i got like 4 out of 15 trys right

It takes time to understand it, it's a specific pattern that decide what the answer is. just try and think creative and think about the question, how many petals are there around the rose.
• 08-14-2006, 01:18 PM
yaustar
Just tried the flash version, managed to figure it out (is that a bad thing?) but a very interesting puzzle. :)
• 08-14-2006, 01:19 PM
PSPduh
Very nice. I can't find it out, but soon I will. ;)
• 08-14-2006, 01:20 PM
Moose
this sounds cool, nice work!
• 08-14-2006, 01:21 PM
HuMbErToX
looks nice
• 08-14-2006, 01:23 PM
heh ok, I just figured it out, very fun ;)
• 08-14-2006, 01:26 PM
Access_Denied
I'm going to download this one. But it's no fun once you figure out the trick. The only use now is confusing other people.
• 08-14-2006, 01:28 PM
PSPduh
Quote:

Originally Posted by Access_Denied
I'm going to download this one. But it's no fun once you figure out the trick. The only use now is confusing other people.

Which it is doing a FANTASTIC job for me. :dry:
• 08-14-2006, 01:30 PM
legacyxero
looks cool, is this that game in pirates II?
• 08-14-2006, 01:31 PM
Access_Denied
Quote:

Originally Posted by PSPduh
Which it is doing a FANTASTIC job for me. :dry:

Don't worry you'll get it. The title is the biggest hint.;)
• 08-14-2006, 01:36 PM
Psypher
I approached it differently the third time, and it was all charms for me!
• 08-14-2006, 01:37 PM
Urza
I have to admit the graphics look pretty fantastic for a little app like this. <3
• 08-14-2006, 02:02 PM
PSPHax0r9
Wow...I got it in 47 seconds...I timed it....I must be stupid.
• 08-14-2006, 02:08 PM
Moonchild
It probably took 10 mins for me :S

And that's when I went to wikipedia to check for the solution >_<
I didn't have the patience to figure it out myself.
• 08-14-2006, 02:11 PM
Oriyen
wow i could so ruin it for others but i won't gonna drive my fianceee nuts with it, and help her believe shes smart lol. I got it first try ><, I feel dumb... I don't get how it says the longer it takes the smarter you are. I would think it would be the other way since you use logic.
• 08-14-2006, 02:16 PM
Waterbottle
Quote:

Originally Posted by Oriyen
wow i could so ruin it for others but i won't gonna drive my fianceee nuts with it, and help her believe shes smart lol. I got it first try ><, I feel dumb... I don't get how it says the longer it takes the smarter you are. I would think it would be the other way since you use logic.

I think that's becouse very smart people might think to complicated when trying to solve it.. But I doubt that it's true.. if it was almost evryone here would be stupid. :P

@PSPduh, have you found the solution yet?
• 08-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Matter
Perhaps it meant - you're too smart and have better things to do than solve a puzzle :p
• 08-14-2006, 02:33 PM
bossmanuk
This is a very interesting game, I'll get back to you if i figure it out!
-= Double Post =-
Ha - I've figured it out, but I'm not telling!
• 08-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Psilocybeing
Nice, a new twist on an old puzzle, good job waterbottle :)
• 08-14-2006, 02:55 PM
kozine
GRR. I must be clever lol. 30 Minutes staright and still can't get it.
• 08-14-2006, 03:00 PM
genaga
how do you use spoiler tags?
• 08-14-2006, 03:03 PM
kozine
Woot I got it :)
• 08-14-2006, 03:08 PM
firedragon_jing
Wow, weird to see this on the PSP. My statistics teacher pulled this on my class last year, it was evil, evil I say. And then when I figured out the solution, I was like, that's... so... un...fair :Argh: it was too simple and I was thinking too logical :(
• 08-14-2006, 03:13 PM
PSPduh
Nope I haven't gotten it yet. :(
I'm writing down the numbers and how many petals, trying to figure it out.
Quote:

Originally Posted by firedragon_jing
it was too simple and I was thinking too logical :(

That's my problem. :(

Meh, I looked it up on wikipedia. It was bothering me too much. But goddamn it is so friggin simple...I hate when I think too logical and it is so SIMPLE! :Argh:
• 08-14-2006, 04:17 PM
Firey
there is another title that may or maynot give it away, its:

How many polar-bears are around the drinking hole?

I solved this on my own (due to the fact i couldn't find a solution, and it's easy as pie)
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