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    Exclamation I need sequence help, and FAST!

    What is the next number in this sequence?
    52, 28, 33, 63, 73, 23, 56,... please help me? ive been tryign for 3 hours now! thanks!
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    This really isn't an easy sequence. There's no common difference, no common ratio, and no pattern that I can see. I've been trying for about 40 minutes now with no results. I've searched it online to maybe find the pattern, but I have not had any luck. I hope you find it, and if you do, post it here. O.o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryth View Post
    This really isn't an easy sequence. There's no common difference, no common ratio, and no pattern that I can see. I've been trying for about 40 minutes now with no results. I've searched it online to maybe find the pattern, but I have not had any luck. I hope you find it, and if you do, post it here. O.o

    I posted on yahoo answers and someone came up with 46, but went offline before i could ask how
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    The only thing I can think of is this

    52 - 24 = 28

    28 + 5 = 33

    33 + 30 = 63

    63 + 10 = 73

    73 - 50 = 23

    23 + 33 = 56

    All I can think of is to just start over:

    56 - 24 = 32

    32 + 5 = 37

    37 + 30 = 67

    67 + 10 = 77

    77 - 50 = 27

    27 + 33 = 60

    As you can see, every time you perform that specific set of operations you increase that entire pattern of numbers by four. That is the only observable pattern I can see... I worked for hours , :P. I hope it helps.

    Thus, the next number in the sequence is 32, which is 4 more than 28. You're basically adding four to all of the 6 beginning numbers (because 52 + 4 = 56, giving you the seventh term) numbers to come up with the next set of numbers in the sequence.

    The sequence gives you the first number for the next 5 numbers in the sequence, the 6th number produced in the new sequence is the number used to generate the next 5 terms and gives you a 6th term to do it over again.
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    :)

    put it on a cubical figure at degrees of latitude of 180 degrees looking at it with the exact numbers postive to its negative outcome gives you 46.
    see...52...28 + the 46 of the 63 and when you subtract and or add it you get 73 of the 4th to final 6 numbers which comes out to 46!
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    errr what? dont get that at all
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    sorry to reopen the thread but i cant stand not understanding something. does anyone understand the answer?
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    What class is this for? What other problems have you been working on? What lvl of math can we use? What is the chapter about?

    A bit more info would be helpful.
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    regenii originally posted this thread, and answered it. I did not understand his answer. I would say my level of maths is good (on certain topics).
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