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**A Guy Who Needs Help****Guest**

Help me! I can't figure out this pattern, this is it:

64, 243, 256, 125, ___, ___

Please help, Thanks,

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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No luck yet ...

In binary: 01000000, 11110011, 100000000, 01111101

In hex: 40, F3, 100, 7D

8², ?, 16², 5³

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Hmm... good call MathIsFun.

But is this a pattern? Can we just say 8² is next and it starts again?

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Make sure we submit this to the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences once we figure it out, 'cause it ain't there.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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Nicely done John!

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**luca-deltodesco****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-05
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John E. Franklin wrote:

so technically this isnt an integer series, because carrying on you would have 1, 1/9, 1/100 etc

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Was that a good example of team work (with John as the striker)?

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