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# Petals Around the Rose

You roll five dice. The computer calculates the score. Your job is to find out what the computer based the score on.

If you roll 5, 4, 6, 3, and 5, the score is 10.

If you roll 1, 3, 3, 4, and 2, the score is 4.

If you roll 1, 6, 2, 6, and 4,the score is 0.

What is the method?

If you roll 5, 4, 6, 3, and 5, the score is 10.

If you roll 1, 3, 3, 4, and 2, the score is 4.

If you roll 1, 6, 2, 6, and 4,the score is 0.

What is the method?

### Hint

Think of the title. The score is never odd. Picture the dice in your head.### Answer

Only the dice that have a centre dot are counted (3 and five). Count the number of dots around the centre dot. These "petals" are the score. A five on the die gets a score of 4, and a three on the die gets a score of 2.Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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