# i have a riddle for you

not so much of a riddle…more of trying to find a pattern but anyways…

1

11

21

1211

111221

can you guess the next 2 lines to this pattern?

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@washandburn, i’ve never actually looked at it that way before. i’m not sure how you can find the arrangement from the sums though

211222111

1211222222121

This was totally based off of some weird thing I created in my head.

Oh lol, it’s not mathematical is why I screwed me. I was definitely wrong. I hate word problems masquerading as math problems…

@pete, friend, the answer is based on the following:

You start with 1 (one), and then the rest is just asking yourself how much you have

You have one, one

11

You have two, ones

21

You have one two and one one

1211

You have one one, one two, and two ones

111221

You have 3 ones, 2 twos and one one

312211

You have one three one one two twos and two ones

13112221

@pete, I’d heard it before but, too, was consumed with trying to find a pattern. I did find one, and that resulted in post numbers which still followed the fibonacci sequence.

@xyver, has the right answer. @lytning91, explained it very nicely. i was stuck on this for a solid 30 minutes before i figured it out

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