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#1 2013-10-03 00:27:08

thazcool
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Registered: 2013-10-03
Posts: 3

Please help!

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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#2 2013-10-03 02:30:21

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Please help!

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-10-03 23:05:57

thazcool
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Registered: 2013-10-03
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Re: Please help!

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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#4 2013-10-03 23:11:52

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 86,449

Re: Please help!

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2013-10-08 03:54:19

thazcool
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Registered: 2013-10-03
Posts: 3

Re: Please help!

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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