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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?


Only the dice that have a center dot are counted (3 and five). Count the number of dots around the center 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.

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