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    If the following pattern were to continue, what would the 254 h term be? Pattern ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEAB ? tHE SMALL H IS SHOWN AS AN EXPONENT?
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    I think "254 h" is 254th.
    So the question could be what is the 254th term?

    ABCDEABCDEABCDEABCDEAB....

    We see that ABCDE is just repeated on and on.

    In ABCDE, the 5th term is E
    In ABCDEABCDE, the 10th term is E
    In ABCDEABCDEABCDE, the 15th term is E
    etc....

    That means the E is repeated every 5th term:
    5th, 10th, 15th, ....195th, 200th, 205th, .....245th, 250th, 255th, oopps...

    Zeez, if the 255th term is E, then the 254th term must be D.
    Last edited by ticbol; August 29th 2005 at 12:38 AM.
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    Many thanks

    Thank you so very much for your help that makes sense I think they should have printed the problem with the th. Again many thanks.
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