# mystery sequence

perihelion
Posers and Puzzles 21 Feb '06 14:28
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. 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. Trains44
Full speed locomotiv
21 Feb '06 20:59
Originally posted by perihelion
close but not quite
2740
7. 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. 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 01:271 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 03:001 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. AThousandYoung
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. protoss350
AbOvE AvErAgE
22 Feb '06 11:40
i still don't get the sequence!🙁
15. 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
??????????????