These numbers follow a specific sequence.
The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
Each number has two digits.
What is the correct missing number at "--" ?

Originally posted by mwmiller : 06 : 68 : 88 : -- : 98 :

These numbers follow a specific sequence.
The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
Each number has two digits.
What is the correct missing number at "--" ?

I cannot write the correct answer with my keyboard. 🙁

Originally posted by AThousandYoung I cannot write the correct answer with my keyboard. 🙁

Can you spell it out then? If you think for example that the correct number is 22, just type "twenty two". (That isn't it, but you get the idea.....) 🙂

Originally posted by mwmiller : 06 : 68 : 88 : -- : 98 :

These numbers follow a specific sequence.
The colons are only used as a seperator. They do not represent a math function.
Each number has two digits.
What is the correct missing number at "--" ?

One of the digits of the missing number isn't exactly a number.

Originally posted by mwmiller No, it's a regular number with two regular digits.

Sorry, that was a bad explanation. The number has actual numerical digits as it's read, but it's use in interpreting the pattern only has one "actual" digit. Right?

Originally posted by joe shmo Sorry, that was a bad explanation. The number has actual numerical digits as it's read, but it's use in interpreting the pattern only has one "actual" digit. Right?

These are just examples and are not the answer.
It has two actual digits, such as 53 or 42. It is a two-digit number.

Originally posted by joe shmo I would argue that 78 is the answer. Not 87. If that can't be recognized as a valid point, then I would say the neither answer is fully correct.

78 is not correct.
The original string of numbers are presented upside-down.
If you invert the entire string you will see that 87 is the correct missing number in the sequence.

Originally posted by mwmiller 78 is not correct.
The original string of numbers are presented upside-down.
If you invert the entire string you will see that 87 is the correct missing number in the sequence.

But you should also notice that as you read the string from left to right, all the inversions are numbers themselves. Not a regular number and an inverted number.

Originally posted by joe shmo But you should also notice that as you read the string from left to right, all the inversions are numbers themselves. Not a regular number and an inverted number.

We were supposed to be looking for a "number" that fills the gap in the sequence if you put 87 as the answer the original sequence reads