While some students would solve the problem right away, others would struggle all semester. It had taken Dr. Duke well over a year himself, and he would always explain that the smarter you were, the longer it took to figure it out.In "Petals Around the Rose" there is always one correct answer. The problem is how we define the problem.
Originally posted by sadzzz:
question... what does it say bout the people who do figure it out.. i mean it says it shows how individuals perceive the world... but how?
Saddz, its simple. I remember when I came across this, it was in a 200 level mathematics class. Like many other students, I tried to tackle and decipher the mathematical pattern behind the answer, without giving any significance to title of the thing. I also heard it took a very senior and renowned mathematical professor one year to figure this out back in the 80s I think.
I would agree that the greater the mind, the longer it takes you to figure this thing out. It's so simple, yet for a good five minutes, I was applying every rule I know on sequences and patterns. (No implications intended )
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