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    what number comes from these choices comes next and why
    1 29 14 7 8 16
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    30 Jan '07 02:59
    Can you explain that again.... from what you said it sounds like your saying the number that comes next from that sequence is one of the numbers in the sequence. So basically you use a number twice??


    otherwise can you word it "What number comes next in this sequence?"
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    I think its 11

    but I dont know why
    it just seems right
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    30 Jan '07 09:12
    Originally posted by MikeBruce
    Can you explain that again.... from what you said it sounds like your saying the number that comes next from that sequence is one of the numbers in the sequence. So basically you use a number twice??


    otherwise can you word it "What number comes next in this sequence?"
    the sequence of numbers that is to be completed is the title of the thread

    2 9 3 11 15

    and the next number in the sequence is one of the following:

    1 29 14 7 8 16

    which one is it?

    i think this is what the problem was supposed to be, but it is not totally clear from the wording.
    this is my interpretation of the way its worded anyway, i dont know if its right or not.
    hope this helps someone.....this type of problem really isnt my thing
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    30 Jan '07 11:25
    Originally posted by Joshua B
    the sequence of numbers that is to be completed is the title of the thread

    2 9 3 11 15

    and the next number in the sequence is one of the following:

    1 29 14 7 8 16

    which one is it?

    i think this is what the problem was supposed to be, but it is not totally clear from the wording.
    this is my interpretation ...[text shortened]... know if its right or not.
    hope this helps someone.....this type of problem really isnt my thing
    yes this is what the problem should sound like.
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    30 Jan '07 22:093 edits
    Originally posted by MikeBruce
    I think its 11

    but I dont know why
    it just seems right
    pm me if u give up
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    30 Jan '07 22:19
    14
  8. Donationrichjohnson
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    30 Jan '07 22:282 edits
    14, although 51, 52, 61 or 62 would also work (8 letters)
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    you also need to explain why it comes next
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    30 Jan '07 23:571 edit
    i think rich covered it no?

    EDIT: .. sorry i see his post has been edited perhaps the explanation wasn't there before
  11. Sydney
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    Originally posted by richjohnson
    14, although 51, 52, 61 or 62 would also work (8 letters)
    Actually it HAS to be 14 .. there is another reason for this (other than that was the only number available .. i'm not sure that this was the puzzlers intention but it is an interesting sub relation)

    I'll give you a hint .. the next numbers in the sequence after 14 are 49, 29 .. and the twelfth number (if there is an elventh number) in the sequence is 77.

    I'll give a cookie to anyone who can prove whether or not the sequence (under the additional relation) is infinite 😉
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    31 Jan '07 19:16
    Originally posted by idioms
    Actually it HAS to be 14 .. there is another reason for this (other than that was the only number available .. i'm not sure that this was the puzzlers intention but it is an interesting sub relation)

    I'll give you a hint .. the next numbers in the sequence after 14 are 49, 29 .. and the twelfth number (if there is an elventh number) in the sequence is 77. ...[text shortened]... yone who can prove whether or not the sequence (under the additional relation) is infinite 😉
    The next one could be 3,000.
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    31 Jan '07 22:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The next one could be 3,000.
    nope (3000 only fulfills the first condition). There are 3 relations operating on this sequence. The first is:

    1. nth number in the sequence has number of letters in english equal to the number of letters in (n-1)th position + 1.

    2,9,3,11,15,14,49,29,x,77,y,z

    For the purpose of counting letters there is no "and" so 152 is one hundred fifty two (18 letters)
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    Originally posted by idioms
    nope (3000 only fulfills the first condition). There are 3 relations operating on this sequence. The first is:

    1. nth number in the sequence has number of letters in english equal to the number of letters in (n-1)th position + 1.

    2,9,3,11,15,14,49,29,x,77,y,z

    For the purpose of counting letters there is no "and" so 152 is one hundred fifty two (18 letters)
    no one?
    Alright, the next relation is:

    2. If x is the nth number of the sequence and n is odd then x is equal to the difference of the nth+1 and nth+3 numbers of the sequence
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