• Oct 10th 2009, 08:53 AM
notgoodatmath22
I was given 2 sets of numbers and I have to guess the next 2 numbers in each set .

14 23 28 33 42 51 59 68 (what would the next 2 numbers be?) the pattern was 9, 5, 5, 9, 9, then went down to 8 and then back to 9 again...

my 2nd set was:
2.50 2.90 3.30 3.70 4.10 4.50 and then I have to find the next 2 numbers and find out where does this appear in real life?

any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
• Oct 10th 2009, 09:00 AM
Matt Westwood
Quote:

Originally Posted by notgoodatmath22
I was given 2 sets of numbers and I have to guess the next 2 numbers in each set .

14 23 28 33 42 51 59 68 (what would the next 2 numbers be?) the pattern was 9, 5, 5, 9, 9, then went down to 8 and then back to 9 again...

my 2nd set was:
2.50 2.90 3.30 3.70 4.10 4.50 and then I have to find the next 2 numbers and find out where does this appear in real life?

any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

The second one's easy: add 0.4 to get the next number. As to where it appears in real life, my answer would be "in a stupid math challenge test."

As for the first one, I'm still trying to work it out. It looks tricksy to me.
• Oct 10th 2009, 09:04 AM
notgoodatmath22
thank you so much. I am a theater student in college and their making us take a math and I am dying. I have had a learning disability my entire life so I am trying as hard as I can. Thanks Matt!
• Oct 10th 2009, 11:03 PM
Glavata
It would be really stupid if this is it but the answer is maybe 77 and 86. This might be the same question in an interview questions brain teasers.

Its the number of the streets for the stops of the Lexington Ave subway line.

IRT Lexington Avenue Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
• Oct 10th 2009, 11:42 PM
Matt Westwood
Quote:

Originally Posted by Glavata
It would be really stupid if this is it but the answer is maybe 77 and 86. This might be the same question in an interview questions brain teasers.

Its the number of the streets for the stops of the Lexington Ave subway line.

IRT Lexington Avenue Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I was really, really hoping the answer was not going to be something as inconsequential and non-mathematical as this. Teachers of mathematics have no right to serve up rubbish like this as homework questions.
• Oct 11th 2009, 07:29 AM
notgoodatmath22
You are wonderful thank you so very much for finding that!!!
• Oct 11th 2009, 11:39 AM
Wilmer
IT is "immortalized" here:
The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Enter A001049
• Oct 11th 2009, 11:45 AM
notgoodatmath22
Thank you very much for your response!