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**olympichero****Member**- Registered: 2006-04-12
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hi i was wondering if anyone knew what the pattern was off the tv show lost

4 8 15 16 23 42

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**numen****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-03
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Actually, there is no pattern in this sequence. Here you can read more about it: Click here

Also, check out The online encyclopedia of integer sequences

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Here's a lot of weird stuff:

http://www.4815162342.com/forum/viewtopic2.php?t=15038

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I must be dumb, but I can't make head or tails of this

4 8 15 16 23 42

4 7 1 7 19

3 6 6 12

3 0 6

3 6

3

Help me?

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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guess I'm dumb too cause I don't see a pattern either.

*Last edited by mikau (2006-07-15 06:42:32)*

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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Interesting. Where can I read up on this?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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But I'm not sure if it proves anything, devante, take any random sequence of numbers and you can create that pattern below it. Or start with 3 and the buttom and their are more then one ways to build upon it. I just cranked this one out:

13 2 0 4 4 8

11 2 4 0 4

9 2 4 4

7 2 0

5 2

3

but if the exact number sequence "4, 8, 16, 16, 23, 42" was part of his theorem then then that must be where it came from.

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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If you expand the triangle rightward and add a 3 on the new bottom and work backwards from the new bottom 3 up to the top, then you get these possible numbers for the next number:

(They are all 6 apart)

43/49/55/61/67/73/79/85/91

Also numbers less than 42 work like 41/35/29/23/17/11/5

Did you want a 3 again on the new bottom number below the last 3?

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**lightning****Real Member**- Registered: 2007-02-26
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um is there even a pattern

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**Stanley_Marsh****Member**- Registered: 2006-12-13
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It can be a pattern , if you want . Solve the equation with 6th power.

Numbers are the essence of the Universe

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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You don't even need the 6th power in there. A 5th one will do nicely.

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It wanted to be normal.

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