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## #1 2010-12-19 00:21:14

Mariner
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Registered: 2010-06-16
Posts: 35

### Sequencing

Hi, I was wondering if I could get your help on some particular number sequence questions and the tricks behind them.

Here are a few.

10, ?, 41, 17, 52, 09
15, ?, 70, 18, 52, 00

Thanks,

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## #2 2010-12-20 00:00:57

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 8,354

### Re: Sequencing

Hi Mariner,

I looked at these yesterday and hoped someone else would pick up your problem.  But alas, no one has.

The trouble is: there's no obvious pattern so no wonder you are stuck.  If you write down any five numbers at random, it is possible to fit a formula to them but that's not what you want I suspect.

These go up and down so that counts out 'plus x', 'subtract x' , 'multiply by x' and 'divide by x'.  So I thought maybe there are two interlocked sequences, but I haven't got enough numbers for that, so I have to admit defeat at the moment.  Sorry

But this post will  refresh the thread with New Post so maybe someone else will spot something.

Bob

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## #3 2010-12-21 07:40:50

JaneFairfax
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Registered: 2007-02-23
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### Re: Sequencing

Why are the last numbers written 09 and 00 rather than 9 and 0? Is that supposed to be a clue?

Last edited by JaneFairfax (2010-12-21 07:42:03)

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## #4 2010-12-21 13:41:00

stapel
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Registered: 2006-07-22
Posts: 15

### Re: Sequencing

Mariner wrote:

Hi, I was wondering if I could get your help on some particular number sequence questions and the tricks behind them.

Here are a few.

10, ?, 41, 17, 52, 09
15, ?, 70, 18, 52, 00

Try breaking up the numbers into sets of three digits. Remove the commas and try to find a pattern in:

. . . . .10_, _41, 175, 209

. . . . .15_, _70, 185, 200

There is no real "trick" to this. I just happened to think of it and it just happened to work.

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## #5 2010-12-22 11:49:05

soroban
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Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 452

### Re: Sequencing

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## #6 2017-11-07 18:51:39

Monox D. I-Fly
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Registered: 2015-12-02
Posts: 1,204

### Re: Sequencing

soroban wrote:

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Because it contains "math"?

I knew it.

Last edited by Monox D. I-Fly (2017-11-07 18:52:04)

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