# Petals Around The Rose

jimmyb270
Posers and Puzzles 07 Apr '05 15:48
1. jimmyb270
Top Gun
07 Apr '05 15:48
Warning: This may well drive you to distraction (it did me, but I got it in the endπ)

http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html#background
2. Palynka
Upward Spiral
07 Apr '05 16:35
I was about to start using a matrix when it hit me! Cool puzzle.
3. 07 Apr '05 17:05
pretty simple. i'd think of changing the name.
4. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
07 Apr '05 17:21
Supposedly, the smarter you are, the harder this one is to figure out. It took me a couple days π² (this is at least the second time this has shown up in this forum).
5. 07 Apr '05 17:25
if that's true, i must be as dumb as they get. π

honestly, i'm one hell of a problem solver. without spoiling anything, i could've really been lost in math for days if i went down the wrong path.
6. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
07 Apr '05 17:47
Interesting website with a nice Java application for playing the game. Has an interesting story about Bill Gates and Petals Around the Rose. (My source for the comment about intelligence and speed for solving the problem.)

http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm
7. 07 Apr '05 17:58
Yeah, I read through that one. Amazing, Gates' memory.
8. PBE6
Bananarama
07 Apr '05 18:53
Damnit, I'm stupid. It took me about 2 minutes to figure out.
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9. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
07 Apr '05 18:57
Originally posted by PBE6
Damnit, I'm stupid. It took me about 2 minutes to figure out.
π
lol

(hey! It took me 2 days - I have to find consolation where I can.)
10. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
07 Apr '05 19:59
Took me a week when I first saw it. When I solved it I calculated my way to the solution. Only then did I see the obvious way and the relation to the title :p
11. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
07 Apr '05 22:001 edit
Originally posted by TheMaster37
Took me a week when I first saw it. When I solved it I calculated my way to the solution. Only then did I see the obvious way and the relation to the title :p
I bow to your clearly superior intellect.....π
12. AThousandYoung
All My Soldiers...
08 Apr '05 07:39
It took me a long time, but I finally got it.
13. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
08 Apr '05 08:18
Originally posted by The Plumber
I bow to your clearly superior intellect.....π
Lol, thanks...I guess :p
14. Alcra
Lazy Sod
08 Apr '05 10:09
I must be as dumb as a doorbell. Took about 30 seconds.
15. Alcra
Lazy Sod
11 Apr '05 08:56
Originally posted by The Plumber
Interesting website with a nice Java application for playing the game. Has an interesting story about Bill Gates and Petals Around the Rose. (My source for the comment about intelligence and speed for solving the problem.)

http://www.borrett.id.au/computing/petals-bg.htm
Funny thing was, Gates thought it was "peDals around the roses"...