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Petals Around the Rose.

  1. Feb 20, 2005 #1


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    This puzzle was brought to my attention. I currently have no idea how on earth to figure it out, so don't ask for any help. Enjoy!
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  3. Feb 20, 2005 #2
    Ok I think I got it:

    Add the die up this way

    1 = 0
    2 = 0
    3 = 2
    4 = 0
    5 = 4
    6 = 0

    so that:

    5 5 5 5 5 = 4+4+4+4+4=20
    1 6 5 3 4 = 0+0+4+2+0 = 6
    1 1 1 1 1 = 0+0+0+0+0 = 0
    4 6 6 6 2 = 0+0+0+0+0 = 0
    4 3 6 2 3 = 0+2+0+0+2 = 4
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2005
  4. Feb 21, 2005 #3
    I found this game a while ago, it took me a little while to get, but read the white part for a way to figure it out...

    just think about the name of the game... petals around the rose... what do dice have to do with petals on a rose? more specifically, are there any numbers on a die that look like they could be petals on a rose? and if so, how many petals are on each of these?
  5. Feb 21, 2005 #4
    I figured this thing out the first time I clicked "check." :surprised
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2005
  6. Feb 21, 2005 #5
    Supposedly, the longer the puzzle takes you the smarter you are supposed to be, which is complete BS I think..
  7. Feb 21, 2005 #6
    :tongue: :tongue:
  8. Feb 21, 2005 #7
    lol, I agreed with that longer it takes you thing at the start, but after solving it in about 20mins I thought it was bs too :smile:
  9. Feb 21, 2005 #8
    Ok I figured it out thanks to that hint by msmith12. However, the question defines "pedals around THE rose", and not "total pedals around the roses". Therefore it is flawed.
  10. Feb 22, 2005 #9
    Once you figure it out you think how stupid you must be not to have seen it before. I was trying out all sorts of mathematical ways of solving it when all you have to do is just look at it to solve it :rofl:
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2005
  11. Feb 22, 2005 #10
    That is a little odd, icebreaker, but perhaps each of the dice counts the number of petals of a particular color, so die 1 (if it has a rose shape on it) shows only red petals, die 2 shows only a certain shade of pink petals, etc. down to die 5 which shows only white petals.
  12. Feb 25, 2005 #11
    well, i was able to sole it immidiately, but that was bcoz that i had already solved this before. actually i had tried to solve it but failed, then i had posted it right here in the brain teasers section and got the answer.

    and from that i conclude that whenever you are not able to solve any problem, just post it here!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Mar 9, 2005 #12
    Hahahahaha. I can't do it because my little sister already played it with me. I got stuck up on Genghis Khan and it took me about an hour. :rofl:

    It might be easier on the website because of the way it looks when you first enter (I'm trying my hardest not to give too much away)
  14. Mar 9, 2005 #13
    I first found a way that seemd to work almost instantly! just multiply the number of dots in the middle by 2! It worked the first 4 times I tryed it... After that I was no where neer the right aswer... I was quite annoyed till I figured it out =-) took about 5 min.
  15. Mar 9, 2005 #14
    Took me about an hour the first time I found this. :)

  16. Mar 10, 2005 #15
    Got it the first time. I attribute my ability to do this so quickly to NOT having the higher education many of you do.
  17. Mar 10, 2005 #16
    Took me about 30 minutes. I was writing down the numbers and calculating things until I re-read the paragraph below it, then I got it immediately.
  18. Mar 11, 2005 #17


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    The "Background" paragraph tells you it's something simple (and hints that you shouldn't think like a "smart" person (which worked for me :rolleyes: )). I was able to solve it almost immediately, after two rounds. Maybe I got a lucky combination of numbers. Here they are- the correct number of petals is bolded:
    6, 5, 3, 4, 4, 6
    6, 3, 6, 1, 3, 4
  19. Mar 11, 2005 #18
    ^ What really gave it away for me was 4 or 5 straight sets of having no 3s or 5s and getting 0 every time.
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