# Next number sequence

Be forewarned: this is a riddle in the spirit of riddles.

Given the following:

...4522222222255555555599999999

What are the next digits?

Note: I did not specify the number of digits you should give, because, if you know the answer, you can continue to correctly add an arbitrarily large number of digits.

I could ask you give the next 4 or 5 digits, but you would probably want to give more than 4 or 5 digits.

Hint:

the next 7 digits are 999999999

...But why?......

Sound out what you see... 3 dots, 1 four, 1 five, 9 twos, 6 fives, followed by 3 fives, then 8 nines.

• How do I give a hint and how do I provide the (an) answer to the question?
– user21896
May 4, 2016 at 17:29
• You can edit the post and add the hint in the spoiler (it starting with >! ) May 4, 2016 at 17:31
• Question was first asked on another StackExchange site, but it refered to a 'decimal expansion' there. We may be looking at a fraction here. May 4, 2016 at 17:35
• I don't see why this got so many downvotes besides maybe that the last hint was a little too strong. May 5, 2016 at 1:20
• The last hint is not so much "a little too strong" as "answering the question". Jun 1, 2016 at 16:04