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How many petals around the rose?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SpankBass, Jun 22, 2004.


  1. Took me about 10 minutes to figure it out. :ninja:
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    5 minutes or so.
     
  3. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    "Background
    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"

    Oh yes, I'm smart :D

    EDIT: 20 minutes and still nothing.
     
  4. Damn 5 mins. Guess I'm dumb. :)
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    "Petals"? "Rose"? Dont know what it meant, but i saw a 5 - that was
    o o
    o
    o o

    So 4 around the center one.. i twas correct...
    i hit all of them... after less than 10 seconds of thinking :p :p

    So, I think I won! :D :D

    Whats m prize? :D
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    No, thats not true... or did I hit it because i didnt understand it? :ninja: than maybe i1m smart, after all :D - heck I'm at uni, so i already knew that :p
     
  7. SPOILER :p
     
  8. Yeah, sure. Because it took Dr. Smarta$$ over one year to find the solution to that simple question, he came to the conclusion that "the smarter you were, the longer it took to figure it out"... :rollno:
     
  9. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Sorry :(
    i was just a bit :hyper: that I figured ti out so fast and spilled the beans... :ninja:

    :bag:
     
  10. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Yeah, I know what a rose is, but I couldnt see any there! :(



    Locomotive driver's son goes to first day at school, and when he returns, he is quite sad and angry. His parents ask him "Whats the mater?"
    He says "This whole thing is a big lie! They wrote First Class on the door, but there were only wooden chairs and tables, that wouldn't even be on a third class wagon..."


    :rollno: :D
     
  12. it took me one minute. :( But I guessed.
     
  13. vbass

    vbass

    May 7, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
    That is pointless and subjective as to what a "petal" is.
     
  14. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    For those who think they´re smart for solving the puzzle :)

    After seeing this I looked around the net for some more info about this puzzle and I found this..

    First of all, this game has nowt to do with intelligence, and everything to do with perception


    Nelson Muntz voice on Ha Ha! Nelson Muntz voice off
     
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Pedals?

    This belongs in effects.
     
  16. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    meh, i figured it out a while ago now.
     
  17. Ummm...
    Roughly 3 seconds...does that make me incredibly perceptual? Perceptive? I don't know what this means at all, and I need to go to bed so I can wake up for work.
     
  18. Awww...for me?
    Fanchew!
     
  19. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    It took me 2 min, 30 sec.

    I took 2 phone calls during that time and closed the page thinking it was stupid, but decided to keep going until I figured it out so I re-opened it. (did not stop the time) I can't believe it took me that long, that should have been the first thing I thought of.

    So, if that's fairly quick - I guess I must be stupid :meh: