Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

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ginroth
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Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

Postby ginroth » Fri May 28, 2010 9:30 pm UTC

-
/-\
/-\-
//-\\
/-\--
/-\/-\
/-\---
///-\\\
//-\\-
/-\-/-\


What comes next?

Hix
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Re: Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

Postby Hix » Sat May 29, 2010 8:49 pm UTC

Looks like
Spoiler:
/-\----
/-\//-\\
/-\-----

comes next.

(Pretty good puzzle, I hope others give it a go.)

Edit: The top string in the sequence "-" isn't incorrect, but it would be better if it were the empty string "". Of course, in the forums, this would be hard to distinguish from a merely nonexistent string.

The_X
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Re: Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

Postby The_X » Sat May 29, 2010 9:06 pm UTC

Spoiler:
It seems intricately connected with primes/factorisation, but I can't see it exactly.

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4=5
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Re: Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

Postby 4=5 » Sun May 30, 2010 1:34 am UTC

Hix wrote:Looks like
Spoiler:
/-\----
/-\//-\\
/-\-----

comes next.

(Pretty good puzzle, I hope others give it a go.)

Edit: The top string in the sequence "-" isn't incorrect, but it would be better if it were the empty string "". Of course, in the forums, this would be hard to distinguish from a merely nonexistent string.

and then comes
Spoiler:
/-\--/-\
/-\/-\-
////-\\\\

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Re: Slash 'n' Dash Sequence

Postby bengeance » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:22 pm UTC

The_X wrote:
Spoiler:
It seems intricately connected with primes/factorisation, but I can't see it exactly.


Spoiler:
If you have realized this you are incredibly close.
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