# Complete continue the sequence....

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1,

11,

21,

1211,

111221,

.....

what are the next five items?

Great praise goes to the one who can find the next five items,

greater praise goes to the one who can articulate the rule by which the sequence is generated.

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1,

11,

21,

1211,

111221,

.....

what are the next five items?

Tricky. I wonder if these are not numerals only, but also descriptors.

How about 312211, then 13112221, then 1113213211?

The first line is described by the second line: one 1, and so on: two ones; one 2, one 1 ...

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1,

11,

21,

1211,

111221,

.....

what are the next five items?

Tricky. I wonder if these are not numerals only, but also descriptors.

How about 312211, then 13112221, then 1113213211?

The first line is described by the second line: one 1, and so on: two ones; one 2, one 1 ...

Arrrgggghhhh! Smarrrt as paint, ye arrrre.

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That's wrong. The sequence should be:

1

11

21

1211

111221

102211

11102221

1011010211

11010211011101221

2110111012211010110112211

Guess the next one.

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That's wrong. The sequence should be: 1 11 21 1211 111221 102211 11102221 1011010211 11010211011101221 2110111012211010110112211 Guess the next one.

No. He is right 0 does not show up because it would require an infinite number of 0 s to describe the prior number in the sequence.

You left out 03 04 05 .... and so on. That is why we do not permit zeros. We describe only what is there, not what is not there.