1. Standard memberjimmyb270
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    07 Apr '05 15:48
    Warning: This may well drive you to distraction (it did me, but I got it in the endπŸ™‚)

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


    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. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    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
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    07 Apr '05 17:58
    Yeah, I read through that one. Amazing, Gates' memory.
  8. Standard memberPBE6
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    07 Apr '05 18:53
    Damnit, I'm stupid. It took me about 2 minutes to figure out.
    πŸ™„
  9. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    07 Apr '05 18:57
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Damnit, I'm stupid. It took me about 2 minutes to figure out.
    πŸ™„
    lol

    (hey! It took me 2 days - I have to find consolation where I can.)
  10. Standard memberTheMaster37
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    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. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    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.....πŸ˜‰
  12. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    08 Apr '05 07:39
    It took me a long time, but I finally got it.
  13. Standard memberTheMaster37
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    08 Apr '05 08:18
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    I bow to your clearly superior intellect.....πŸ˜‰
    Lol, thanks...I guess :p
  14. Standard memberAlcra
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    08 Apr '05 10:09
    I must be as dumb as a doorbell. Took about 30 seconds.
  15. Standard memberAlcra
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    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"...
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