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#1 2005-11-13 20:17:19

sam
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Registered: 2005-11-13
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I can not see the pattern and hence fill in the missing numbers

9    11    _    _    14    8
6    4    2    5    _    _
3    7    4    1    8    _
18    _    8    _    48    15

if sombody can see the pattern  that would be great thankyou

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#2 2005-11-14 04:49:54

ryos
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Registered: 2005-08-04
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Re: I can not see the pattern and hence fill in the missing numbers

The trouble with these is that the sample size isn't large enough to give a definite answer; there are a number of patterns that might fit the bill. For example:

9    11    _    _    14    8
8 is one less than 9. 11 is 2+9 and 3 less than 14. If we continue this alternating pattern inward, then the middle numbers would be 13 and 8.

6    4    2    5    _    _
This one counts down by twos from 6 until it hits zero, then bounces back to 6-1=5. So, the next two numbers could be 3, 1.

3    7    4    1    8    _
3+4 = 7, so 1+7=8. The missing number may be 7.

18    _    8    _    48    15
These really do look chosen at random. I notice that all the odd numbered places have a last digit of 8, and you're given one even place that has a last digit of 15. So, maybe the even spots should be something like 5 and 35.

I don't know, sam. My patterns fit, sort of. They just didn't give you enough numbers to know for sure. Let's hope your teacher is of the reasonable type that listens to reason.


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#3 2005-11-16 23:42:29

sam
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Registered: 2005-11-13
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Re: I can not see the pattern and hence fill in the missing numbers

thank you for your help i think the puzzle was to be solved as a whole so i am going for the top line is the middle 2 multiplied and the bottom is the addition of the same I could not see this the other night
sam

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