23 August 2006

Mathletes Unite!

An easier math problem than the Poincare conjecture....
(courtesy of Gapers Block, Fuel section)

1
11
21
1211
111221

anyone know the next line(s)?

7 comments:

  1. two hours later... no


    still working on it

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  2. OK here is the next line, it may give it away but here goes...

    312211

    what's next?

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  3. i looked at it for about 20 seconds last night...that is all the energy i will spend. ugh.

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  4. alright, here's the explanation. each line is a recitation of what the previous line was made up of...
    so if the line is 312211.
    then the next line would read
    13112221
    (one three, one one, two two, two one)
    make sense?
    and the next line would be
    one one, one three, two one, three two, one one....or 1113213211.

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