Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**ehsen****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-19
- Posts: 3

Hi guys. I have a situation here, surely you people will help me.

This is kind a puzzle thing, i have to write a module in VB.net. immeditate help will be appreciated.

For example, I have following sequence of numbres.

01 20 41 43 44 46

11 12 20 44 51 54

01 07 08 13 18 34

04 13 17 23 30 43

02 07 15 20 37 42

What will be the next sequence. (??.??.??.??)

I don't want you to start solving the above question . You people just tell me how to guess next sequence. i am expecting a some formula/equation type thing so i develop an algorithm for my software. I will more than happy if you also give little bit theory with your message so i understand the whole procedure.

Besides that if there is any book which totally concentrate on this subject, please also mention that. I am neither a math freak nor a hardcore programmer. A friend of mine ask me to write this type of computer program.

This is really non romantic, i am writing lyrics of a song "You will always be the only one". But this math thing completely freaked me out.

Help me guys.....

Regards,

*Last edited by ehsen (2005-10-19 08:16:49)*

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,631

As a first comment: There are many solutions!

Mathematics has LOTS of different tools to predict numbers, but they operate on different ideas.

So, to get a good answer you need to have a "model" of what is going on (words or ideas that tell you how that little world of numbers are behaving)

Example: Is it just random? Are they the results of the lottery? In which case you can just choose 6 numbers between 1 and 54 and arrange them in order.

So, more "knowledge" about these numbers is needed

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

**ehsen****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-19
- Posts: 3

ya these are results of lottery. obviously brainstorming with math can make me milllionaire and i don't need to worry about paying my film academy fee.

------------------------------------

Example: Is it just random? Are they the results of the lottery? In which case you can just choose 6 numbers between 1 and 54 and arrange them in order.

------------------------------------

Would you please explain the above thing with an example.

Offline

**kylekatarn****Member**- Registered: 2005-07-24
- Posts: 445

I have a bunch of sketches on "lotteries and probabilities" that contain some interesting theories I formulated some time ago. If you are interested I can try to compile a small PDF on the subject.

Offline

**ehsen****Member**- Registered: 2005-10-19
- Posts: 3

I will be delighted if you send me your theories. send your info to this email address, ehsen at tuffmail.com (replace at with @). Thanks in advance.

Offline

**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
- Posts: 7,631

Post them here too, kyle. We can discuss them!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

Pages: **1**