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**studymaths****Member**- Registered: 2010-04-11
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So I was clearing out my classroom yesterday and came across a cryptic number puzzle. Unfortunately I couldn't find the solution and it's been so long I can't remember it. Even google couldn't help me!

The puzzle is:

**1, 13, 16, 61, ? , 217**

Find the missing number.

Can anyone help, it's driving me mad!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**studymaths****Member**- Registered: 2010-04-11
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Thanks, I can stop tearing my hair out now. Maybe I'd have seen it if i'd bothered to *write* down the differences rather than working them out in my head.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi studymaths;

Keeping good, neat notes has been the hardest thing. Just mastering that will make your students successful.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I wanted to ask you about that. Where do you keep your notes? It seems that you have in there everything that you have ever worked on on this forum.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I gloss in books.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Gloss?

Have you posted the problem yet?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Glossing is an old term.

Why are you not sleeping yet?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I am used to staying up late now.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am used to staying up late now.

Oh boy!

I haven't got a problem yet to post.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But you said you were gonna post one.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They do not come out of thin air. I have to find one or create it. What type of problem is this?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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