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**thazcool****Member**- Registered: 2013-10-03
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Hi there, i have been sent a really tricky puzzle to solve:

8,7,6, 4, 5 ?

need the next number after 5. I have tried all ways and got answers of: 2, 6, 22 which are wrong. please help! I am not sure if this falls under the " non mathematical" sequence or not...

thanks so much

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

Welcome to the forum. Can you say where it is from?

I am getting 18.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**thazcool****Member**- Registered: 2013-10-03
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Hi there,

This was a work related puzzle and we have to guess the next number in the sequence!

...and it isn't 18!!

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

Work related? What type of work? Since this is a non math related puzzle perhaps by the context the answer can be deduced.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**thazcool****Member**- Registered: 2013-10-03
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how does one solve this?

12/3=1, 8/7=6, 3/13=3, 12/6=2, 4/14=5, 16/8=?

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