Find the letter that is the 118th entry in the following sequence. Explain how you determined your answer.

Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R...

I know the answer is Y, but I can't figure out why.

Thanks,

Tony

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- July 19th 2011, 07:43 PMtonysathreProblem Solving
Find the letter that is the 118th entry in the following sequence. Explain how you determined your answer.

Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R,Y,R,R...

I know the answer is Y, but I can't figure out why.

Thanks,

Tony - July 19th 2011, 08:43 PMCaptainBlackRe: Problem Solving
- July 19th 2011, 08:53 PMtonysathreRe: Problem Solving
I appreciate your reply, but I don't know what any of that means. I'm awful at math. I think the instructor is just looking for a basic answer on how to figure it out.

- July 19th 2011, 08:56 PMpickslidesRe: Problem Solving
Well maybe you can say its the first letter, then every third letter.

So the pattern goes, 1, 4, 7, 10, ... - July 19th 2011, 08:59 PMtonysathreRe: Problem Solving
Yeah that's what I had, but I didn't know if it made sense or if it was even an answer at all. Thanks again.