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Help resolving this number series!

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #1
    I took the MCATs and I can remember one question was about number series stating:
    5,3,8,8,11,13, ?

    Whats the next number? I never could figure it out! And the doubt is still in my mind!

    Anyone knows the answer? thanks!!
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 3, 2010 #2
    Although many answers may turn out correct, one likely candidate is 14. It just sounds like something they might do, interleaving two sequences together, namely 5,8,11,14,... and 3,8,13,.... Of course, I don't know why they expect people who haven't seen something like this to think of it.
  4. Jun 4, 2010 #3
    Wow, never thought of that solution! damn bastards ! thanks for the answer matey!
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