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What are the next 5 lines:

2
12
1112
3112
132112
1113122112
311311222112
13211321322112

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Question by:learning_t0_pr0gram
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2nd earned 200 total points
ID: 9928932
1113122113121113222112
31131122211311123113322112
132113213221133112132123222112
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by:MusicMan
ID: 9929205
methinks learning_t0_pr0gram need to learn_t0_use_search
If you can't see the pattern from Robins 3 lines then......
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by:tiranathon
ID: 9929340
11131221131211132221232112111312111213322112
31131122211311123113321112131221123113111231121123222112
13211321322113311213212312311211132221121321133112132112211213322112

have the next 3 after robins :P
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by:qwaletee
ID: 9929639
Here's a hint:  You will never see the number 4, and three is always a coincidence.
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by:qwaletee
ID: 9929652
Also, two variations:

1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221
1113213211

And

0
10
1110
3110
132110
1113132110
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by:qwaletee
ID: 9929661
A final hint, the last digit of all numbers in the sequence must always be the same.  And one or zero is the only logical starting point, I don't know why anyone ever chose 2.
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ID: 9929663
I misread the question, read it as what are the next 3 lines - that's why I stopped there - oh well...
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930696
MusicMan .....i would appreciate if you wouldn't say stuff like that to me.

I already know how the pattern goes, otherwise i wouldn't be holding this riddle.  If noticed i changed it around from the original riddle that's like this.

Good job Robin
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930720
qwaletee.. you said 0 and 1 are the only logical starting points.. not true

this puzzle only tells what the line before, therefore the starting point may be anything you want.

Example:

3
13
1113
3113
132113

3
one 3
one 1 one 3
three 1's one 3
one 3 two 1's one 3

you may start anywhere you like...
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by:qwaletee
ID: 9930772
learning_t0_pr0gram,
> qwaletee.. you said 0 and 1 are the only logical starting points.. not true
Not so.  The number 0 alone makes sense, because the position previous to the first postition is treated as null, and ergo, it is 0 of anything.  So teh 0 accurately represents the "zeroeth" item.  The number 1 also makes sense in this context, because it can represent 1 of nothing... but 2?  There aren't two repeats of nothing! (Yes, I know, 1*0 = 2*0, but minimilaism is usually used in sequence calculations.)
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by:MusicMan
ID: 9930780
>>MusicMan .....i would appreciate if you wouldn't say stuff like that to me.
Sorry, I forgot to put a smilie at the end - this question has popped up a couple of times in the last year.  Don't take comments by me in this TA too seriously :)
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930824
and tiranathon ....click this for your 50 since you got half

http://experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Puzzles_Riddles/Q_20824432.html
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930899
qwaltee, same as the other way though...

1 repeats of nothing
is the same as
2 repeats of nothing
3 repeats of nothing
4 repeats of nothing
.
.
.
600000 repeats of nothing
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by:qwaletee
ID: 9930914
Which is why I say, minimalism is the rule.

Once I have identified the run at its minimum, that is the number I shoudl be using.
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930929
and i used 2 because i've seen it with 1 used

i was going to use 6

6
16
1116
3116
132116
1113122116
311311222116
...
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9930955
it doesn't really matter anyway..

the pattern is going to be the exact same, except whatever number u start with is going to be at the end of the line..

the rest of the numbers are the same
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by:tiranathon
ID: 9940546
Hi learning_t0_pr0gram, tried to click that link you posted forme but, it said it was a deleted question /sigh
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by:learning_t0_pr0gram
ID: 9949826
let me make it again
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by:tiranathon
ID: 9950012
thanks, i posted a comment to it :))
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