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slatington, pa, usa

Joined 28 Dec '04 Moves 52874 2,8,18,32,??
Also, 'splain your answer!

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 Reveal Hidden ContentI wont tell the next number but the number after the next is 86

converging to it

Joined 21 Aug '06 Moves 11458 deleted...I assume you're not looking for the obvious relation between yer numbers

127.0.0.1

Joined 18 Dec '03 Moves 16178 My answer is

Reveal Hidden Content50

Reasoning:

Reveal Hidden Contentn(0) = 2; n(i) = 2+ n(i-1) + 4*i

*edit* quoting [hidden] tags defeats the purpose of them

slatington, pa, usa

Joined 28 Dec '04 Moves 52874 Originally posted by forkedknight
My answer is [hidden]50[/hidden]
Reasoning: [hidden]n(0) = 2; n(i) = 2+ n(i-1) + 4*i[/hidden]
*edit* quoting [hidden] tags defeats the purpose of them yep, but what is that in the real world?

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 Originally posted by forkedknight I believe you are incorrect.

127.0.0.1

Joined 18 Dec '03 Moves 16178 Originally posted by sonhouse
yep, but what is that in the real world? Also

Reveal Hidden Content2x^2

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 This poser is not about math folks...unless I'm mistaken.

at home

Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 46357 Originally posted by sonhouse
2,8,18,32,??
Also, 'splain your answer! Arent you just doubling squares?

In the real world that could be the areas of rectangles whose length is twice the width. ??????????

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 Originally posted by wolfgang59
Arent you just doubling squares?
In the real world that could be the areas of rectangles whose length is twice the width. ?????????? No no no. The next answer is NOT 50.

2,8,18,32,??,86

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 In fact, here is a different but related sequence that may help some folks:
4,20,40,84,??,222

Joined 07 Sep '05 Moves 35068 You may well be right about what's intended, but when someone comes up with a simple mathematical relation (doubling squares) that works it's a bit difficult to say it's "wrong".
It's a fundamental problem with this sort of puzzle, in my opinion.

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Joined 23 Aug '04 Moves 24791 Originally posted by mtthw
You may well be right about what's intended, but when someone comes up with a simple mathematical relation (doubling squares) that works it's a bit difficult to say it's "wrong".
It's a fundamental problem with this sort of puzzle, in my opinion. You are of course correct. Those mathematical explanations are correct. However there is another answer which is not based on a simple mathematical function.

I apologize forkedknight.

at home

Joined 09 Jun '07 Moves 46357 Originally posted by sonhouse
2,8,18,32,??
Also, 'splain your answer! Anything to do with electron shells?

slatington, pa, usa

Joined 28 Dec '04 Moves 52874 Originally posted by wolfgang59
Anything to do with electron shells? Could be, it's for sure not associated with Oyster shellsđź™‚