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Fun Puzzle: Next sequence of numbers

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    Charles

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



    1
    11
    21
    1211
    3112
    211213
    312213
    212223



    Looking forward to seeing your answers.

    Enjoy!

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


    Charles

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    phunky_avoc​ado

    12113213

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    phunky_avoc​ado

    114213

    Guess I should have read the whole thing.

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    Charles

    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

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    phunky_avoc​ado

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

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    Charles

    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

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    antonme

    12113213
    11122113121113

    Heh... That's easy.

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    antonme

    Oh. Yap.

    114213

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    Maurits

    Here's an old chestnut

    As I was walking to St. Ives
    I met a man with seven wives.
    Each wife had seven sacks;
    Each sack had seven cats;
    Each cat had seven kits.
    Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
    How many were going to St. Ives?

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    phunky_avoc​ado

    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.
    Each wife had seven sacks;
    Each sack had seven cats;
    Each cat had seven kits.
    Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
    How many were going to St. Ives?

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    Manip

    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

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    AcidHelmNun

    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. Wink

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    Charles

    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. Smiley

    Charles

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    ChrisChance

    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.

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    Loadsgood

    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.

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    AT

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

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    Johannes

    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? Wink

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

    Best regards,
    Johannes

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    Johannes

    Check this out...

    ottffssent
    ettffssent
    tttttttttt

    What's next in this sequence?

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