i have a riddle for you

2 years, 8 months ago

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?

June 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of WashandBurn WashandBurn (@washandburn) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I’ve figured out part of it.
The sums are:

1 (1+0)
2 (1+1)
3 (2+1)
5 (3+2)
8 (5+3)

13
21

Now I just need to see how to arrange the numbers…

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Gizmodo Gizmodo (@gizmodo) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@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

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Bryan Hellard Bryan Hellard M (@xyver) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

312211
13112221

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@washandburn,

211222111

1211222222121

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

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

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

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Pete Pete (@pete) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

It’s the Fibonacci Sequence!

1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 35 etc etc.

I don’t know what sequence should come next though..

Instead enjoy a song

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@pete, It isn’t the fibonacci sequence though.

@xyver, has the correct answer, and the riddle is just noticing the fact that this isn’t something requires mathematical background to solve. It’s a word puzzle (it is interesting that it starts off as the fibonacci sequence though)

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Pete Pete (@pete) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

1111122211
111111112222111

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Pete Pete (@pete) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

Well don’t I feel silly now. I was convinced it was the fibonacci sequence.

Word play got me!

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@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

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of DaJetPlane DaJetPlane M (@lytning91) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@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.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Gizmodo Gizmodo (@gizmodo) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@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

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This

5

The Darkness

The Darkness Are you tired of this shit? Tired of your safe and mundane existence? Tired of pretending to care? What if you just gave up? What if you just did not give a fuck anymore? How liberating would that feel?...

3

Songs with Deeper Meaning…

I love music. Especially the songs with deeper meaning and messages in it as well as positive, uplifting lyrics. So I thought I would share some with ya all :) Go on and share any that you like ! :)

1

1st lsd trip

So me and my 2 best friends are planning on doing acid for my birthday in april, we all smoke weed and we also were doing dxm for a long time so we have kinda tripped but obviously not anything like acid. we are planning...

26

[HE 30 Day Challenge] March ’15 – Dream Journaling!

Is everyone super zen from last month’s meditation challenge? I hope so :) The challenge for March is dream journaling! Dream journaling is the practice of writing down your dreams immediately upon waking (before...

2

I have a guy problem – I really don't like guys.

Hi. I need advice…. I am having a really hard time *liking* guys. I feel like if I make out with a guy more than once if we are drunk or just at a party I tend to have feelings for them, or grow feelings for them,...

4

What do you Fear?

As I was reading posts and responding to them I decided I wanted to get some input from you all on a topic that I toil over quite often. Everywhere I look I see things like “conquer your fears”, “fear...

11

Intelligence: a Blessing or a Curse?

Greetings HEthens, I’d like to talk about intelligence vs. stupidity. More specifically, I intend to address these questions: Is ignorance truly bliss? And, if so, is being stupid – that is, being perpetually...

2

What are your limits?

I’m curious where you guys place the limit of what you can do. Like in your flow of creating, or being yourself (doing the things you want to do) where do you bump in to the wall which suggests that you should...

3

why it is so hard to find the right people?

Hi HE! its been a while since my last post here, i have go through an incredible journey in the last two years but there is something that doesnt complete me. I was hopping that maybe you guys could give an advice or if...

1

Does light bounce off the objects we perceive?

we all know that the things we see are matter that reflect certain wavelengths of photo energy from which we distinguish colors, I have this idea (please tell me how i am wrong) that the matter we see absorb photo-energy...

1

physics / psychology

Physical science aka physics, I believe is but one side of a coin. Where social sciences like psychology and many others are the other side. There is the physical world and the mental world. One can effect the other like...

8

[Official] What did you think of the meditation 30-day challenge?

Before we start the next challenge (dream journaling!), I’d like to get feedback on the last one. How did you like it? Did you benefit from the challenge? What would you change for next time? What functionality...

51

[Official] Site-Wide February Meditation Challenge!

Welcome to the first of many monthly HE 30 day challenges! We ran a poll to choose the challenge, and the winner was meditation, with dream journaling as a close second. The rules are simple: 1) Meditate at least once...

2

I feel as if I've done all this before.

Sometimes I feel as if I have already lived this life before. Not just this life, but other ones as well. Sometimes I will do something and it will feel like I had done that before. I may start to watch a movie and it...

17

Any one want to live in the mountains of Colorado in Earthship and off Grid?

Starting a Earthship commune type place to go and live off the land and be free. Geodesic greenhouses and creative place where their is no worries, no pressure, no bullshit, raise a family. Any one want to live in an...