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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 21 Feb '06 14:28
    0 3 2 3
    3 2 1 2
    2 1 4 3
    ...

    whats the next line? Some people might immediatly recognize the pattern. if you do, don't blurt out the answer at least until there are a couple responses.
  2. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    21 Feb '06 14:37
    Originally posted by perihelion
    0 3 2 3
    3 2 1 2
    2 1 4 3
    ...

    whats the next line? Some people might immediatly recognize the pattern. if you do, don't blurt out the answer at least until there are a couple responses.[/b]
    3230
  3. 21 Feb '06 14:46
    close but not quite
  4. 21 Feb '06 14:52
    3232
  5. 21 Feb '06 15:30
    Originally posted by Balla88
    3232
    Thats it. Maybe this was easier than I thought it would be, at least for people on this site. I trust you see where the pattern comes from?
  6. Standard member Trains44
    Full speed locomotiv
    21 Feb '06 20:59
    Originally posted by perihelion
    close but not quite
    2740
  7. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    21 Feb '06 21:25
    4321
  8. 21 Feb '06 23:40
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    4321
    why do you give more answers if the solution was given already?
    i would like to have an explanation though. i got 323x while x can be anything. the pattern is that all rows and files have the same numbers then. therefore it doesnt matter what the last number is. but i guess thats not correct if it has to be 3232.
  9. 21 Feb '06 23:53
    Are you guys guessing at the 5th row? Someone got the fourth already if you didn't see...

    For anyone still trying to figure it out, don't concentrate too hard on the symmetry of it (which is probably the most obvious thing). Theres a simple rule that generates the whole pattern.
  10. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    22 Feb '06 01:06
    Originally posted by perihelion
    Are you guys guessing at the 5th row? Someone got the fourth already if you didn't see...

    For anyone still trying to figure it out, don't concentrate too hard on the symmetry of it (which is probably the most obvious thing). Theres a simple rule that generates the whole pattern.
    No, the pattern can be anything, as in any 'what's the next term in the ambiguously defined sequence' puzzle. My second answer just makes every column sum to 9; my first reflects crazyblue's query.
  11. 22 Feb '06 01:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    No, the pattern can be anything, as in any 'what's the next term in the ambiguously defined sequence' puzzle. My second answer just makes every column sum to 9; my first reflects crazyblue's query.
    True, sequence puzzles can have any number of obscure solutions that involve some kind linear algebra equation of the last n terms. But this ones different i swear!

    I hope this hint doesn't give too much away...... forget the math, think chess.
  12. 22 Feb '06 03:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by perihelion

    ...... forget the math, think chess.[/b]
    Ah, good clue...got it...pretty cool


    So after 3232 (i.e. the 4th line), the next would be 2323.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    22 Feb '06 04:48
    Originally posted by perihelion
    True, sequence puzzles can have any number of obscure solutions that involve some kind linear algebra equation of the last n terms. But this ones different i swear!

    I hope this hint doesn't give too much away...... forget the math, think chess.
    You made it too easy with that clue .
  14. Standard member protoss350
    AbOvE AvErAgE
    22 Feb '06 11:40
    i still don't get the sequence!
  15. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    24 Feb '06 23:47
    Maybe this expanded sequence will help anyone who is still trying to guess the pattern:

    0 3 2 3 2 3 4 5
    3 4 1 2 3 4 3 4
    2 1 4 3 2 3 4 5
    3 2 3 2 3 4 3 4
    2 3 2 3 4 3 4 5
    3 4 3 4 3 4 5 4
    4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5
    ??????????????