# Find the next number and what I am!

This is the first puzzle I made and apparently it's too difficult. So I tried to create hints, but it's hard. If you have any ideas on how to write this riddle in a better way, or have more "mathematical" advice to give me, I would be really glad!

Find the next number and what I am!

111
121
133
114
641
1510
???

Hint 1:

As you see me right now, I've been destroyed, cut, then reorganized.

Hint 2:

I currently am cut in equal pieces

Hint 3:

My "creator" is not the devil but is French.

• Welcome to Puzzling.SE! Some advice right off the bat: when posting a puzzle here, we prefer that people wait a day or two before adding hints, rather than providing them with the puzzle immediately. But you're asking for advice on how to write the puzzle in such a way that the hints aren't necessary, so it's obviously not a problem in this instance. Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 15:32
• I'm not sure how hard it is to find the solution so I put hints to see if it really help or not but I keep your advice in mind for later. Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 15:49

The next number will be

1051

And then

1615

You are

the Pascal triangle, from french mathematician Blaise Pascal

It was feaseble without the hints, but the first hint confirm my thought.

• Given this is the correct answer, I would think the first hint is sufficient, or alternatively, putting the numbers at each “line break” from the original pattern in bold. Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 22:48
• @ZanyG the line114 is correct. Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 23:15
• @AlainRemillard Oh nevermind. I forgot the one from the previous line. Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 23:24
• @Earlien I'm afraid this hint may oversimplify the puzzle. But it's a real hint about the puzzle, not as my other hints. Thanks for the idea. Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 8:34
• @Olivier Yes, my mistake was misreading the line 133. I thought it had said 1331. Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 9:58