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    what is the pattern for these numbers?

    come up with an explanation why the numbers are ordered in the way they are. i cannot figure it out and its bothering me. any help would be appreciated. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbiechick231 View Post
    come up with an explanation why the numbers are ordered in the way they are. i cannot figure it out and its bothering me. any help would be appreciated. thanks

    8 5 4 1 7 6 3 2 0
    Questions like this are completely arbitrary.

    For example, I could say that the numbers are ordered in this way because it's the telephone number of Mr Fred Nerk.

    Or I could say they're ordered this way because if you write them out in words, their order is alphabetical.

    Or I could come up with this link:
    http://www.sprucelog.com/lmp/winners/winners536

    etc. etc.
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