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How Smart are YOU

Alright guys, time for something fun (and frustrating).
Here's a a link to a puzzle, and if you guys solve it PLEASE dont post the answer.
the puzzle is at:
http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html


Good luck.
Some solve it in 2 seconds, it took me an hour.
Let me know what you guys think.

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DexStar

took me two tries... does that mean im smart or stupid?

emptygenius

it means you have a unique way of thinking :D
but good job :P

Leslee

It took me three tries. Hmm.

emptygenius

maybe its too easy... hmm.. i want to stump atleast one person :(

dorkeh

I don't understand the derivitive of the answer. I am usually good at this too. Darn.

dorkeh

Usually things like this are one where you need to look at the person rolling the dice and see how many fingers they have held up, or something.

emptygenius

haha, i think youre a bit off this time

dorkeh

I know.
I just read the whole big story of the game and such.
And I am quite vexxed as of this moment.

mushinronsha

I can't get this at all

I quit :P

dorkeh

I want to qit, but I find myself determined for an answer now. =[

emptygenius

You'll get it eventually :-p
(hopefully)

Leslee

And I'm usually so bad at math/pattern recognition crap. I feel speyshul.

emptygenius

i was reading some of the comment on the page, and was amused when someone that figured it out asked if the professor was teaching a bunch of retarded kids... but that made me mad because at that point i hadnt figured it out.

dorkeh

"Petal around the roses"

and it has to do with the name.... hmmmmpph.

mushinronsha

could be like a left brain vs right brain thing.

I'm usually really good at math problems but I'm not so good at abstract creative things. Which is why I COUNT my money and send it to threadless instead of CREATING designs.

But I can't figure this out for the life of me, I took notes and everything...

dorkeh

GAH.

This was in the guest book:
"Stop looking at it mathematically"
"Think of it visually"
"It's actually quite simple"

I feel retarded.

emptygenius

"the problem is how you define the problem"

kevindujour
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I've never seen this before.

I got it in about 4 seconds.

rosewaterecho

I got it the first try! I feel special <3

emptygenius

gj to both of you :)

tesko
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I didnt get it after one try then went back just now and pwnd it

emptygenius

how did it take you four tries if you dont get it?

jublin
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really wierd. i figured it out right away. i think that may have something to do with me being a genius. i love games like this , but at the same time i HATE them cause sometimes they seem impossible. .

adam antium
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3 tries!...

mushinronsha

ah, I got it!

I call LAME, I was hoping for a more mathematical challenge...

dorkeh

Wahoo, I figured it out.

tesko
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The creator says the smarter you are the harder it becomes

dorkeh

" The creator says the smarter you are the harder it becomes"

True, if you think in terms of book smarts, and math skills, you get all messed up.
You just need to look at it blantant and simply.

snacktivity

It took me about 10 minutes. I didn't really feel satisfied witht eh answer.

emptygenius

most of these puzzles leave you with the... "wow, its that simple?" feel

tesko
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It took Bill Gates months, apparently

rosewaterecho

The smarter you are the harder it becomes? I disagree. It depends in what areas your intelligence lies.

emptygenius

i dont know why it takes them that long, because you can solve it simply mathematically in about an hour

karena@magicjelly
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Took me about 6 goes! I'm hopeless at this kind of thing!

Have you done the Einstein's challenge logic puzzle?

http://www.greylabyrinth.com/puzzles/puzzle.php?puzzle_id=puzzle084

I did it at the same time as a whole bunch of friends...it took me half an hour of heavy thinking & writing down notes...I phoned my bf & read the puzzle out to him & he just knew right away without even thinking about it...it's interesting how different people's brains work.

dorkeh

It took Bill Gates months, apparently
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I read the thing and seemed like a day or so from reading the article.

And I don't see how you can figure it out using math. If the roll of the dice is random.

emptygenius

if you record about a hundred occurances and their results you can see a trend, especially with the 2 petals, and the 0 petals. my friend solved it mathematically in about an hour

karena@magicjelly
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I think it's true that the smarter you are the harder it may be to solve...coz you can over think it & try to see patterns that aren't there...the simplestapproach is best. As Albert said, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

emptygenius

karena, im gunna try to solve yours as soon as i finish this case study :D

nealteak

damn, it took me ages to get the petals around the rose -- i was making it FAR too complicated, working out codes and patterns. sheesh. but karena, i got yours right away just thinking about it. woo hoo! at least my brain isn't total crap. (whew).

rosewaterecho

Got the logic one! I do so love logic problems <3

abeadles

i got it, but i randomly picked a number.
i hate math with all my little heart

emptygenius

"getting it" doesnt mean getting it correct once... the problem says you have to do it infinitely times to actually solve it

flourpower

yeargh I can't get it...Does this mean I'm math-brained? : O noooo

abeadles

i think its totally gay and i hate it

ufotofu

it took maybe 10 tries for me.

MoniqueH

I don't get how this is a game?

frankentoe

took the third time to get it, and then continue to get it and I still dont completely understand where the term comes from

smilinsara

wow, i can't get it. i'm usually so good at these things too. it's driving me crazy.

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