Petals Around The Rose

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  1. Yee-Ming

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    I figured it out very quickly, by reading the Javascript code. [​IMG]
     
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    Cheat! [​IMG]

    I'm technically-challenged. Since you didn't figure it out conventionally, I guess you're not bound by the "oath", so any hints? [​IMG]
     
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    I figured it out, without looking at the javascript code (which I can figure out if I wanted to)....

    Neat!

    Now that I know the solution, the javascript code must be fairly simply (Maybe this is a hint!)

    Jay

    P.S. I'm still an idiot.

    Moderate hint:

    This puzzle is more visual than mathematical, check the link to the Bill Gates story, that's really a good way to help solve this puzzle
     
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    I looked at the JavaScript code. Seeing the answer, I still don't know how rose petals figure in.

    Here's the answer for you cheaters [​IMG]

    For every 3 rolled, add 2.
    For every 5 rolled, add 4.
    Do this 10 times in a row and the message is "Congratualtions! We have another Potentate of the Rose."
     
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    I haven't cheated.... yet... But I get the feeling it's a simple solution. Just when I think I've figured it out...
     
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    I cheated. Although I don't know Java, I managed to figure it out. I suppose some elementary knowledge of 80s Basic helped there.

    DaveF:-
    The rose is the centre pip. Even numbers have no centre pip, hence score 0. A "1" has no "petals" around it, whilst "3" has 2 and a "5" has 4, hence the scores 0, 2 and 4 respectively. At least that's how I figure the name of the game, YMMV.
     

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