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# Fun Puzzle: Next sequence of numbers

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• What is the next sequence of numbers in the following pattern?

1
11
21
1211
3112
211213
312213
212223

Enjoy!

EDIT: I will reply as soon as somebody gets it right.

Charles

• 12113213

• 114213

Guess I should have read the whole thing.

• Nice job, phunky_avocado! Guess I could have been more devious, but more likely, you're very sharp!

This is just a first of mind teasers and riddles that will randomly show up on the site.

Have any good ones to share? Let's play!

Charles

• Except the fourth line in your example,I assumed, hould be 1112 since all the others are in order starting at 1.

• You're a smart cookie. I threw that in there to try and confuse. I guess I should have created more patterns within the pattern, but the point of the exercise was clear to you. Nice work. Many people spend a long time on that. Even very smart ones...

Charles

• 12113213
11122113121113

Heh... That's easy.

• Oh. Yap.

114213

• Here's an old chestnut

As I was walking to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

• Um, at least one was going to St. Ives.  Unless they were all going there or some subset of them were going and the dude narrating was walking faster than them...  So I'd guess it's 1.

Maurits wrote:
Here's an old chestnut

As I was walking to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

• I'm going to give the 'How you figure it out' bit for everyone who has given up ..

Read each line in english to yourself ('one', 'two' etc)

1 - - One
11 - - There is one one
21 - - There is two ones
1211 - - There is one two, one one
3112 - - There is three ones, one two

.. etc

• As I was walking to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives.

...
How many were going to St. Ives?

As anyone who's watched Die Hard 3 can tell you, the answer is one.

• Thanks for the explanation, Manip! You're right. This was an exercise in finding a numeric continuation expression that is not based on mathematical principles in any way.

Love the St.Ives riddle. Good one! This is fun. Keep 'em coming. I'll make sure to post more of these too, but only when I am confident that they are worthy of all of you smart people out there.

Charles

• Isn't it none not one? because the line before that says kits, cats, sacks and wives how many are coming.... and none of them are coming.

• No it is one. I shall quote the riddle.

Maurits wrote:

How many were going to St. Ives?

They weren't coming they were going.

• Who cares about numbers ?
This is an ASCII photo of Moscow Kremlin !!

• Charles wrote:
You're a smart cookie. I threw that in there to try and confuse. I guess I should have created more patterns within the pattern, but the point of the exercise was clear to you. Nice work. Many people spend a long time on that. Even very smart ones...

Charles

Well if the sequence of the pairs in this pattern didn't matter the following answers would have been correct...

111342
114213
131142
134211
421113
421311

right?

Nice one though. I love finding patterns! Let's see some more of those.

Best regards,
Johannes

• Check this out...

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