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#1 2006-06-16 10:40:16

olympichero
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Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#2 2006-06-18 23:10:23

numen
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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#3 2006-06-19 05:57:46

John E. Franklin
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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42


igloo myrtilles fourmis

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#4 2006-07-15 05:22:13

John E. Franklin
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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#5 2006-07-15 06:37:21

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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#6 2006-07-15 09:41:59

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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

Interesting. Where can I read up on this?


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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#7 2006-07-15 10:06:13

mikau
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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#8 2006-07-15 21:10:56

John E. Franklin
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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

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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#9 2007-03-17 22:07:19

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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

um is there even a pattern


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#10 2007-03-18 07:14:55

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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

It can be a pattern , if you want .  Solve the equation with  6th power.


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#11 2007-03-18 12:05:35

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Re: Lost show 4 8 15 16 23 42

You don't even need the 6th power in there. A 5th one will do nicely.


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