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bma2004
Joined: 02 Dec 2004 Posts: 1

Posted: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 10:27 am Post subject: right answer 


so'...
Result = 0 ;
for (var x = 1; x<=5; x++) {
if (DieArray[x]==3) {
Result = Result + 2 ;
}
else {
if (DieArray[x]==5) {
Result = Result + 4 ;
}
}
Let me explain this sequence:
you have 5 rolls with own values:
i say:
Number[1]=5
Number [2]=4
Number[3]=3
Number[4]=6
Number[5]=1
we have a number N that is 0
for X=1 to 5 we do this:
if Number with position X it 3 then we add 2 to N (N=N+2)
if Number with position X it 5 then we add 4 to N (N=N+4)
an N is the result.
In this case N=6
Why ?
Look
N=0
Number[1]=5 => N=0+4=4
Number[2]=4 => N=4+0=4 (because number is not 3 and is not 5)
Number[3]=3 => N=4+2=6 (because is 3)
Number[4]=6 => N=6+0=6 (because number is not 3 and is not 5)
Number[5]=1 => N=6+0=6 (because number is not 3 and is not 5)
so the result N=6
That's the game!
Congratulations!
BMA, Romania 

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mrgenius
Joined: 07 Dec 2004 Posts: 2

Posted: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 1:16 am Post subject: 


nope.
it's easier than that. _________________ tradition is but a cure for thought. . . 

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namtracxtra
Joined: 09 Dec 2004 Posts: 3 Location: cali

Posted: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 3:09 am Post subject: 


thats way off _________________ viva la taco 

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Firstz
Joined: 12 Jan 2005 Posts: 1

Posted: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 4:10 pm Post subject: 


Hi! Just managed to solve that puzzle. So happy to solve it It's very simple _________________ Miracles only haapen to those who believe... 

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DrowningGoldfish
Joined: 14 Feb 2005 Posts: 1

Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 4:36 am Post subject: 


wtf is that. ur equation thingy is like 10x harder than its supposed to be! 

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matt17
Joined: 28 Feb 2005 Posts: 5

Posted: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 4:27 am Post subject: 


my little sister figured this out in about 5 minutes...she is 8 years old and looked at your post like it was written in some foreign language lol.....look at it like you were 8 years old and dont let your analytical/logical thinking get in the way of the answer, as it is simpler than you think 

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MoonDog
Joined: 03 Mar 2005 Posts: 139 Location: Balboa, South California U.S.A.

Posted: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 6:01 am Post subject: 


Just like a human....complicate everything!!
Cheers!!! MoonDog _________________ Live in The Light and See Forever~ MD <kix466@yahoo.com>
Last edited by MoonDog on Fri, 08 Apr 2005 3:28 am; edited 2 times in total 

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wukong
Joined: 07 Apr 2005 Posts: 1

Posted: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 12:12 pm Post subject: 


u can't say his solution is wrong.. afterall it does give the ans albiet using a different approach from most of us.. 

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MoonDog
Joined: 03 Mar 2005 Posts: 139 Location: Balboa, South California U.S.A.

Posted: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 3:34 am Post subject: 


Not wrong if the answer is ALWAYS correct, but definitely much more complicated!! First, or second grade math here....
Cheers! MD _________________ Live in The Light and See Forever~ MD <kix466@yahoo.com> 

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Mountain
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 12

Posted: Sun, 01 May 2005 9:15 pm Post subject: 


I have to disagree. The aim of the puzzle is to work out the correct method, the answer is already given.
Any mathematician knows that, although there may appear to be more then one answer, the one that is correct is the one that applys to the question. This question is entitled 'Petals Around the Rose', therefore, the right answer is the one which uses the 'Petal Around The Rose' concept.
Even if 'bma2004' managed to find the right answer using his equation, the equation is the wrong method to use, therefore, he has not, in fact, solved the puzzle. 

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MoonDog
Joined: 03 Mar 2005 Posts: 139 Location: Balboa, South California U.S.A.

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2005 10:13 pm Post subject: 


All solutions which arrive at the correct answer are right 'mathwise', but only one is usually correct 'puzzlewise'. Plus the finding of 'other' solutions also increases the enjoyment, and the power, of thought processes... _________________ Live in The Light and See Forever~ MD <kix466@yahoo.com> 

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Mountain
Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 12

Posted: Mon, 02 May 2005 11:02 pm Post subject: 


MoonDog that is in correct. In my maths test I found the answer to an equation but i used the wrong method so I lost marks. Therefore, in Puzzle and Maths wise, there is only one true 'correct' method.
Finding other methods is fun but this thread is not to discuss the different methods is it? This thread is about discussing which method is the right method. _________________ To get what you want in life, you need three things: Charisma, Determination and a Realistic Ambition 

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MoonDog
Joined: 03 Mar 2005 Posts: 139 Location: Balboa, South California U.S.A.

Posted: Tue, 10 May 2005 5:20 pm Post subject: 


No argument on the point of correctness. At the start of all this I should have emphasised that 'other' answers are fun, but NOT correct. Thanx and Cheers! _________________ Live in The Light and See Forever~ MD <kix466@yahoo.com> 

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jlhorner1974
Joined: 22 Jun 2005 Posts: 4

Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:58 pm Post subject: 


In school, you are not only tested to see if you can get a correct answer, but also to see if you can apply the method you were taught. Mainly, this is to prove that you didn't just guess or cheat. If your method to solve the problem was valid for all cases and did not use any assumptions/steps you weren't legally allowed to make, your method can't be called incorrect if it works in all cases.
Sometimes with that kind of test, you can get partial credit if you apply the method correctly but make a mistake in the actual calculation, and therefore get the wrong answer.
In real life though, knowing the method but getting the answer wrong usually gets you no credit, but getting the correct answer without knowing the method is usually worth full credit...
So, it really depends on how you define the problem and what a correct answer is. The website says "Your mission is to work out how the computer calculates the score and become a Potentate of the Rose." If I read this correctly, any answer that fits these requirements is a correct answer.
Given this, I disagree that any solution other than the "petals" solution is incorrect. If only the "petals" solution is supposed to be correct, the problem description should have stated that you must also understand why the title is significant.
I will agree though that the "petals" solution is the "preferred" or "best" answer. 

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