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!


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.

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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – Olivier
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 15:49

1 Answer 1


The next number will be


And then


You are

the Pascal triangle, from french mathematician Blaise Pascal

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

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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – Earlien
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 22:48
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    $\begingroup$ @ZanyG the line114 is correct. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 23:15
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    $\begingroup$ @AlainRemillard Oh nevermind. I forgot the one from the previous line. $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 23:24
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    $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$
    – Olivier
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 8:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Olivier Yes, my mistake was misreading the line 133. I thought it had said 1331. $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 9:58

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