Fill in the dots:
83 80 84 83 88 95 ...
Pick one of the following answers: 95 91 83 87
The Attempt at a Solution
84-83 = 1
88 + 7 = 95 ?
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Good question. Does not appear to be ASCII or some other similar encoding. I know which answer I would pick, but it still has the con that it doesn't fit any simple pattern, and relies on an assumption about the overall pattern...Where did you find this problem?
Like I said it was in a series of other much simpler sequences therefore I would not expect anything out of the ordinary.Sometimes number sequences aren’t based on an arithmetic or geometric progression. They instead might be character codes like ASCII or Unicode and when converted to characters display a message. Or they could be some well known number like pi broken up into smaller two digit numbers, 31 41 59 26 ...
So if your sequence is from a math book it may be an arithmetic or geometric sequence. If it was from a puzzle book then it might be some more fanciful scheme.
Can you tell us where these series were? It would help us to know that.Like I said it was in a series of other much simpler sequences therefore I would not expect anything out of the ordinary.
I'm happy to, but I'd like to see the source first.What you would pick and why.
People keep asking you, and for some reason you keep refusing to answer. Is the problem from a book? If so, which book? Is this part of a course, or is it just "recreational math"?Like I said it was in a series of other much simpler sequences therefore I would not expect anything out of the ordinary.
I can see assessment value in something like that is the task is to see how answers you can generate with convincing rationales. That, of course, is not the case here.Which two are the most similar of: A cannonball, a pencil, a key? I can loosely defend more than one answer to that ridiculous question and the whole test was somewhat like that.
I have been following the thread (and working on the puzzle) in hopes that there is a clever, satisfying answer. I would feel really pleased with myself if I found it. I begin to suspect my hopes might be dashed...The question in this thread strikes me as a waste of time for similar reasons.
Could you please show me your line of reasoning regarding this sequence before we are going too far offtopic?Yeah these tests reminded me of English class. Now students underline the gerund in the sentence below.
And I underlined the “ger” in one word and “und” in another. Wrong!