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    Hi

    I have these numbers and they are suppose to have a pattern but I cant seem to figure it out.

    1) 0,4,8,21,52,65

    2) 15,26,40,16,37,58

    3) 5,2,6,3,9,6


    Any help and explanation would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks in Advance
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    thank you for that website, it can come in handy for many things
    I was able to get help for the first pattern however, the last 2 didnt have any solution so I am still stuck.

    Can any1 else help me????
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    Quote Originally Posted by miramontes View Post
    I was able to get help for the first pattern however, the last 2 didnt have any solution so I am still stuck.
    If the mathematicians at the Bell Labs cannot solve it, then I doubt that most of us can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miramontes View Post
    3) 5,2,6,3,9,6
    There are, of course, really an infinite number of possibilities, but I have come up with a pattern for this last one:
    Start with 5.
    Subtract 3.
    Add 4
    Subtract 3.
    Add 6
    Subtract 3.

    So I would say that the next two lines would be
    Add 8
    Subtract 3.

    Then
    Add 10
    Subtract 3.

    etc.

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