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Let's see if anyone can complete this series

  1. May 20, 2013 #1
    2, 5, 14, 122, 365, ?

    The options are :

    a. 1029
    b. 1094
    c. 1059
    d. 1000
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  3. May 20, 2013 #2


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    This looks like a homework problem so what do you think the answer is and why?

    I think you left out 41 from your sequence.
  4. May 20, 2013 #3
    it's not a homework problem and I did not leave any number
  5. May 21, 2013 #4


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    With 41, there is a nice way to describe the series, and the next element is one of those four options. Without 41, I don't see any (apart from "as [the series with 41], but remove every 4th element").

    Where does the problem come from?
  6. May 21, 2013 #5
    I came across this sequence while solving an old bitsat 2008 exam paper. Here's the link
    Qes no. 143
  7. May 21, 2013 #6


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    I think the question was probably posed wrong without the 41 in the sequence. It seems the exam writer could have left out the 41 by accident having just entered 14.
  8. Jul 27, 2013 #7
    I think the series is all right.Just look more carefully.
  9. Aug 28, 2013 #8
    I agree with you. 41 is missing from the sequence.
  10. Aug 31, 2013 #9
    BITSAT has got questions wrong in the past, this is probably one of them.
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