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What is the next number in the following set ?

$$1,11,21,1211,111221, \ldots$$

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Dan Rust, Yiorgos S. Smyrlis, egreg, Nick Peterson, vonbrand Mar 17 '14 at 22:45

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42 – vonbrand Mar 17 '14 at 22:45
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The next number is 312211. Hint read the sequence out loud!;)

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See the Look-and-Say Sequence.

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$312211$. And since we need $30$ characters...

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