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What's Next? (Posted on 2002-11-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What row of numbers comes next? (This is a tough one!)
  • 1
  • 11
  • 21
  • 1211
  • 111221
  • 312211
  • 13112221
(From - http://www.riddlenut.com/)

See The Solution Submitted by Raveen    
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Solution Puzzle Solution Comment 11 of 11 |
(In reply to answer by K Sengupta)

Number "1" when written in words is "one". Also, the number of times
that "1" appears in the first row is also "1", which when written
in words is "one".

Since the number one appears one times in the first row, thus,
describing the first row in words, we obtain, "one one". This is "11" when
converted back to the number format, which is the number in the 2nd
row.
Thus, we depict the rationale behind the occurence of the numbers in a
given row in terms of the following table:
Row   Number       Description (in Words)
1      1           One one
2      11          two one
3      21          one two one one
4      1211        one one one two two one
5      111221      three one two two one one
6      312211      one three one one two two two one
7      13112221    one one one three two one three two one one
8      1113213211  ..........................................
and so on
 
Consequently, the required next row of numbers is 1113213211
 

Edited on April 18, 2008, 1:29 pm
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-04-18 12:56:35

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