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## #1 2006-12-06 22:01:58

sankari
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### Find the next number...

Find next no. in the series: 3,10,7,12,-,9,16
A.  14
B.  11
C.  13
D.  12

pl. help

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## #2 2006-12-07 01:04:18

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### Re: Find the next number...

uh, is that '-,9' just supposed to be a '-9'?

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## #3 2006-12-07 08:43:13

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### Re: Find the next number...

1. 3+4 = 7
2. 10+2 = 12
3. 7+2= 9
4. 12+4=16
5. 9+n=q
n=/=2, else no pattern.
n=2r
n can only be 4
q=13
next numbers: 18, 15, 22, 19, 24, 21, 28, 25 etc.

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## #4 2006-12-07 18:57:08

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### Re: Find the next number...

3,10,7,12, ? 9,16

What is the number between 12 and 9

Options:

A 11
B  12
c  13
D 14

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## #5 2006-12-07 20:32:17

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### Re: Find the next number...

Delta n >= 2

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## #6 2006-12-07 20:52:49

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### Re: Find the next number...

ans 13

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## #7 2006-12-07 21:00:12

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### Re: Find the next number...

Plz explain

has this serie got something to do with triangles?

Last edited by LQ (2006-12-07 21:50:26)

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## #8 2006-12-07 22:12:21

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### Re: Find the next number...

even i didnt understand

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## #9 2006-12-08 16:12:30

sankari
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### Re: Find the next number...

I'm confused.... which is right?

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## #10 2006-12-08 19:34:34

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### Re: Find the next number...

check this out:
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/seque … &go=Search

The only matching (integer) sequence would be the first of the three, none of the other are followed by either 11,12,13 or 14. But then, the rest are still wrong... If it really is a sequence (can't see it myself), nice find.

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## #11 2006-12-09 00:09:08

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### Re: Find the next number...

3,10,7,12,14,9,16
number of odds = u
the space between u and next u can be either 2^(u-1), or some other chaotic system.
Note: u would work.

Guess number of even in a row is the total number of odd numbers. Possibly.

Can we make the asumption that the serie beginns with 3 for real?

Anyway, let's say that space between odd numbers = 2^(u-1). Then what is even numbers + odd numbers as a function of u when the n:th number is odd?

even numbers + odd numbers = n
F(2^(u-1)) + log2(2^(u-1)) + 1 = n
F(e^(ln(2)*(u-1))) + u-1 + 1 = n
e^(qln(2))/ln(2) + (u-1) + 1 = n

How do you get u?

Is it possible that the function is imaginary instead?

Last edited by LQ (2006-12-09 01:16:20)

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