so true. their answer depends on the ways you solve, how you look at the problem, etc. this one was a little ... over the edge. who would have thought of a sequence consisting add, subtract, multiply, and division of prime numbers?
i'm not sure if its a coincidence, but look what i just found: the last 2 numbers of sequence is "1156, 1125" add their first 2 values, or ones, gives us 256 and 225, which turns out to be both perfect square, and in order: they are 14,15 (14^2, 15^2)
it's from a contest online. what i posted previously was all that was to the question. the sequence looks kind of odd, so i reckon there is a "semi-mathematical" sequence behind it. do you have any suggestions what the next number can be, just any random suggestion?