# Next number in the series

1. Feb 17, 2014

### nishant988

Next number in the series....

Hi,

Following is the series:--

3, 76, 49, 24, 59,....

Can anybody help in finding the next number in the series ? and with the logic used ?

Regards,

nishant1988

2. Feb 17, 2014

### maajdl

3. Feb 17, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

19, these are roots of the

(x-3)(x-76)(x-49)(x-24)(x-59)(x-19)=0

polynomial.

More seriously: what have you tried?

4. Feb 18, 2014

### ssd

168, from difference tables?

5. Feb 18, 2014

### Baluncore

Anything is possible.
Where did you find that series of numbers ?

6. Feb 18, 2014

### Baluncore

Next number in series 3, 76, 49, 24, 59, 36, ...

This is a trick question that has not been asked correctly.
There was an error in the original title which should have been;
"Series 3, 76, 49, 24, 59, 36, ... ?"

http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/teaser.php?op=2&id=47587&comm=0

Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
7. Feb 19, 2014

### nishant988

Sincere apologies. I am not very comfortable with numbers so pardon my knowledge in this subject. I checked the link, but couldn't understand how 36 came after 59.

nishant988

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8. Feb 19, 2014

### Baluncore

Numbers are fascinating, keep trying.

When you read the original title it gives “3, 76, 49, 24, 59, 36
When you read the question it asks what number follows 3, 76, 49, 24, 59
The title contains the answer = 36.

9. Feb 19, 2014

### Staff: Mentor

In other words: it has nothing to do with numbers and their properties, any list of symbols would do.