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Best Answer rookie1ja, 20 June 2007 - 05:22 PM

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#31 Dinghus

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:06 PM

One small problem with the solution, you are no longer following the question of reading left to right. You are grouping. Thus if grouping is allowed, and it appears to be because that is the answer

1
11
21
1211
3112
132112
312213

and so on would be the solution

IF we stick with reading left to right it would become
1
11
21
1211
11121111
11111112111111

In other words you would be saying "one 1, one 2, one 1, one 1"

Based on the initial question, your answers are all wrong.
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#32 Prof. Templeton

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:24 PM

One small problem with the solution, you are no longer following the question of reading left to right. You are grouping. Thus if grouping is allowed, and it appears to be because that is the answer

1
11
21
1211
3112
132112
312213

and so on would be the solution

IF we stick with reading left to right it would become
1
11
21
1211
11121111
11111112111111

In other words you would be saying "one 1, one 2, one 1, one 1"

Based on the initial question, your answers are all wrong.

Your solution does not follow the pattern of the original sequence. The solution posted in post #2 is the only possible. If we follow your reasoning the sequence would look like this...
1
11
1111
11111111
and so on.

Edited by Prof. Templeton, 29 August 2008 - 06:24 PM.

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#33 DoctorC

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 06:01 PM

Ok, so you stated the answer, but no one's really clearly EXPLAINED how they got the answer. I'm not very good at this type of puzzle so I apologize if I'm being a little dense with this! :duh:
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#34 sarahjonze

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

<p>Have you ever played Minesweeper? As a game the answer would be </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
1
1 1
2 1
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1
2 2 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1</pre>
<p> </p>
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