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bma2004



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: right answer Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope.

it's easier than that.
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namtracxtra



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PostPosted: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats way off
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Firstz



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PostPosted: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Just managed to solve that puzzle. So happy to solve it Very Happy It's very simple Wink
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DrowningGoldfish



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PostPosted: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wtf is that. ur equation thingy is like 10x harder than its supposed to be!
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matt17



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PostPosted: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just like a human....complicate everything!! Rolling Eyes Exclamation Question Rolling Eyes

Cheers!!! Laughing MoonDog
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wukong



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PostPosted: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



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PostPosted: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not wrong if the answer is ALWAYS correct, but definitely much more complicated!! First, or second grade math here....

Cheers! Cool MD
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Mountain



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PostPosted: Sun, 01 May 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon, 02 May 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... Cool
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Mountain



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PostPosted: Mon, 02 May 2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue, 10 May 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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! Cool
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jlhorner1974



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PostPosted: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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