1) What is the next in the sequence, and why?

1, 3, 7, 12, 18, 26, 35, 45, 56, 69, ____

2) What is the next in the sequence, and why?

1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211, 13112221, ____

3) Try to find a sentence using exactly four a's, three c's, three d's, thirty-two e's, eight f's, four g's, seven h's, twelve i's, three l's, nineteen n's, nine o's, one p, one q, nine r's, twenty-four s's, eighteen t's, five u's, seven v's, five w's, two x's, and five y's.

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## Comments

scifantasy3) Why should I? You already did.

stormfeather2 out of 3. :)

scifantasyEdited at 2010-06-24 01:03 pm (UTC)stormfeatherDamn, those went quicker than I expected!

scifantasyAs to 1, I'd determined the addition pattern easily enough, and I was just saying to myself "why are three, seven, and twelve skipped--wait, three, seven, and twelve? Of course."

khedronkhedronYeah, as I made myself read through the entire thing, I was thinking, "Damn, that's far too demanding. So what's the short-cut?"

pokeypenguinscifantasySecond a: "exactly"

Third a: "four a's"

Fourth a: "and five y's"

pokeypenguindonaithnenWell my first order answer for the first one is "83", because the sequence is incrementing by a number that increments by either 2 or 1 each step, and _that_ pattern seems to be following a pattern where the number of 1's between each 2 increases by one with each cycle. And after 83 should be 98, 114, 131 and 150.

However that's probably not actually the correct pattern :)

donaithnen"Try to find a sentence using exactly four a's, three c's, three d's, thirty-two e's, eight f's, four g's, seven h's, twelve i's, three l's, nineteen n's, nine o's, one p, one q, nine r's, twenty-four s's, eighteen t's, five u's, seven v's, five w's, two x's, and five y's." Also, 19 apostrophes, 48 spaces, 20 commas, and one period :)

donaithnen1113213211, if i'm counting right at least.

Perhaps i should go back and look at the first one again now :)

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