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blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 08:01 AM
Sitting down pondering lifes most ponderousable ponderings, I thought up this number sequence, if anyone can crack the next number in the sequence and tell me exactly why, I will deposit 50 ... nah, 100 ... nah *150* geos into their account!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the sequence is 1 - 7 - 4 - 5 - 6 - ?

Anyone? :menacing:

Blitzkrieg the honorable.

maxxxheimer
11-02-2005, 08:13 AM
? - 2 - ?

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 08:16 AM
not that easy..... sounds like a guess, I want to also know why, first clue ..... it is a one digit number....


Bonus payment now 200 geos!

Orion1015
11-02-2005, 09:24 AM
9, nina, niner

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 09:30 AM
I can guess aswell....

I need to know why.


number and reason.

I think it's 1 because the sequence is 1,7,4,5,6 so the next is 1,7,4,5 and then 6 again ---------- of course that is wrong, but I need an answer and a reason before I part with the fruits of my labour!

Think people - 200 geos!

knocker
11-02-2005, 09:35 AM
i think its "0" because that makes it a symmetrical pattern if you look at the top row of numbers on your keyboard :D.

well i just dont like math and stick to a simple solution ;).

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 09:38 AM
Nice try!!!!

Good thinking outside the square, but that's not right.

The simple solution ;)

Orion1015
11-02-2005, 09:44 AM
How bout 4, 1+7=8, 4+5=9, 6+(4)=10

knocker
11-02-2005, 09:53 AM
its a 9 because then its a huge prime number ^^


mah, im bored and have nothing else to do so dont bother my "solutions" ;)

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 09:56 AM
hmmmm I like it - wrong though.



I will give another clue in about 12 hours and will decrease the bonus if not found by then.

1-7-4-5-6-?

knocker
11-02-2005, 10:12 AM
hmm lets try a conventional pattern:

2!

if you pair up the numbers you get 1-2 7-6 4-5. they differ just by 1 and alternate in the higher/lower value.

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 10:23 AM
Allow me to stuff up your line of thought....

the answer is still the same with this sequence,

1-7-4-2-9-?
1-7-4-3-0-?

infact any combination of 1-7-4-2or3or5-6or9or0-leaving only 8 as the answer. Now ... why?

I will reveal answer tomorrow morning my time. 200 geos to first correct answer or a big fat 0 to all :cool: .

No more prompting from me, unless I see someone correct by now to 11 hours time from the time of this post. All clues given.

happy hunting,
blitzkrieg the honourable

His Lord Uberdude
11-02-2005, 01:53 PM
12?
Ok, this is kinda simple, and somewhat random, but I saw that you jumped six numbers from 1-7, went back half way to 4 and counted to six. So, my guess is that you continue the pattern by jumping to 12.

araT
11-02-2005, 01:56 PM
12?

first clue ..... it is a one digit number....

nope :menacing: :lol:

T.

Lukepuuk
11-02-2005, 02:20 PM
The correct answer is 8.
And my explanation? Because I'm in your alliance.
How's that for a 'why'? ;)

Timmetie
11-02-2005, 04:00 PM
0 because you go from 1 to 7, and then count to 6. so 7-1=6 and then counting up to that. 6-5=1 and counting up to that would be 0.

5 because you count to 7 1 by 1 (and you dislike the numbers 1,2 and 3). after which you'd have to count to six 5 by 5, first stop being 5.

7 because you're counting to 7 1 by one, making the next one 7.

8 because in binary it looks something like this 0001 0111 0100 0101 0110 and you would never have used the first number, which is a waste of bits. it would make the number of uses of the numbers 1,4,3,2

8 because in trinary it looks something like this 1, 21, 11, 12, 20 and the next on in the line would (obviously) be 22, being 8.

cowtreky
11-02-2005, 05:07 PM
In my son's mathmatics class they had a simular problem.

What is the missing number? 47134(?)

The correct number is 5. By taking a look at the last two digits.

My answer 7

blitzkrieg
11-02-2005, 09:09 PM
Allow me to stuff up your line of thought....

the answer is still the same with this sequence,

1-7-4-2-9-?
1-7-4-3-0-?

infact any combination of 1-7-4-2or3or5-6or9or0-leaving only 8 as the answer. Now ... why?

I will reveal answer tomorrow morning my time. 200 geos to first correct answer or a big fat 0 to all :cool: .

No more prompting from me, unless I see someone correct by now to 11 hours time from the time of this post. All clues given.

happy hunting,
blitzkrieg the honourable

hehehe this is a lot of fun, well worth the 200 geos, this means I am not revealing the answer. Sorry to disappoint, although the thinkers out there have another chance to work it out.

Next clue, forget maths.
I stated above that the answer is 8. Re-read it and tell me why?


blitzkrieg

blitzkrieg
11-03-2005, 10:35 AM
c'mon?


Next clue - look at the numbers physically!

It's now worth 150 geos because that's a big clue.

Timmetie
11-03-2005, 04:24 PM
wtf, when i posted my answers i missed all the posts before, very very very odd, you already said it was 8 apperently.

well if the last number can be 6 or 9 or 0, im guessing this is something about those numbers being round in appearance (just thinking out loud here).


ah i know! on my alarm clock numbers are represented by lines, 1 has 1 line, 7 has 2, 4 has 4, 3 has 5 and so do 2 and 5.
6,9 and 0 have 6 lines. So the next number needs 7 lines! and the only number with 7 lines is 8!
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|_|_| (Tilted 8)

i only wonder why there is no number with 3 lines, although you could write 4 with 3 lines as well.

blitzkrieg
11-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding

Timmetie has it!

on a digital clock the number 1 has two strokes
7 has 3 strokes
4 has 4 strokes
2,5 and 3 have 5 strokes
6,9 and 0 have 6 strokes
and only 8 has all 7 strokes!

Deposit incoming

blitzkrieg

blitzkrieg
11-03-2005, 09:01 PM
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Timmetie
11-03-2005, 09:14 PM
yeee! i won something!

darn, i might have wasted my luck on winning fake money. could we have a "throw over left shoulder" option for money? ;)

His Lord Uberdude
11-03-2005, 11:08 PM
So Blitz, you just sit around staring at your digital clock?

cowtreky
11-04-2005, 01:25 AM
**** so simple.:slant:

araT
11-04-2005, 02:21 AM
Congrats Timmetie!! way to get into that lateral brain!! and nice challenge, Blitz!

T.

blitzkrieg
11-04-2005, 02:24 AM
So Blitz, you just sit around staring at your digital clock?

Must've been having a deep and meaningful with my significant other ... mind tends to wander when she wants to discuss "feelings". :lol:

Cowtreky - yeah, it's the simple ones that are the most fun to stump people with. I was sitting back imagining people doing little additions or multiplications trying to work out a common link :spin: .

Who's got the next one?

Roger Andrew
11-17-2005, 09:05 PM
This problem is a new one, worth 50G

4 7 2 1 3

Next number in this sequence, has two answers? What is it, with reasons of course!

Roger

blitzkrieg
11-17-2005, 10:27 PM
Start a new thread Roger

Roger Andrew
11-18-2005, 05:57 PM
good suggestion; done!