What is the next nuber in this sequence?

76, 77, 78, 79, 20, 27, ???

I heard this riddle a few days ago and instead of a few minutes I spent the whole hour thinking about it but I did not find a solution.

Can you?

76, 77, 78, 79, 20, 27, ???

I heard this riddle a few days ago and instead of a few minutes I spent the whole hour thinking about it but I did not find a solution.

Can you?

Milos,

Perhaps your question should be posted at a site such as the one listed below. Ratch

http://www.syvum.com/teasers/

Perhaps your question should be posted at a site such as the one listed below. Ratch

http://www.syvum.com/teasers/

I think it should come in "some work out ofr the mind"...

I see more than one solution... but guess what is the correct :P...

Graphically: I see that should come 22 because if you continue 20, 21(7 is like 1 :P here the graphic), then 22 ;)

Other: to change to 20, you see that 79 have a diference of 2 that is the first 2 in 20, now you have two options: 20, 27, 34

I see more than one solution... but guess what is the correct :P...

Graphically: I see that should come 22 because if you continue 20, 21(7 is like 1 :P here the graphic), then 22 ;)

Other: to change to 20, you see that 79 have a diference of 2 that is the first 2 in 20, now you have two options: 20, 27, 34

**;**or some like have a limit of the next 10 numbers that you start from the first, in this case I guess 70 (before) and 20, then the next limit is 30 (is not touchable), then, taking the 27 like the last, the diference is 5 (thus the first number) and you will count from 2 in 2, taking the first digit of the anterior serie: 20, 27, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 30, 35, 20, 23, 26 and so on.rea,

Have you considered the fact that in the first group of numbers if each pair is comprised of two individual values, you could add them together to see a progression. In other words, 76, 77, 78, 79 would become 13, 14, 15, 16 which could become 4, 5, 6, 7. I am unsure how this would relate to the next two numbers but I will think about it. I thought you might find it interesting, also.

Paul

Have you considered the fact that in the first group of numbers if each pair is comprised of two individual values, you could add them together to see a progression. In other words, 76, 77, 78, 79 would become 13, 14, 15, 16 which could become 4, 5, 6, 7. I am unsure how this would relate to the next two numbers but I will think about it. I thought you might find it interesting, also.

Paul

Now while you guys are figuring this out

I will go lookup a good head shrink. :shock:

couse this stuff can mess your mind up badly LOL

well not as bad as reading the MSDN but very close to it. :D

LOL

Zcoder....

I will go lookup a good head shrink. :shock:

couse this stuff can mess your mind up badly LOL

well not as bad as reading the MSDN but very close to it. :D

LOL

Zcoder....

With the observation of PBrennick (add internal numbers) I see this one is posible taking some assumptions (like the one before???) ;).

76, 77, 78, 79, 20, 27, 11, 4, 6, 8, 12,...

There are other numbers, can you see with the observation how to get them??? and wich numbers are left?

76, 77, 78, 79, 20, 27, 11, 4, 6, 8, 12,...

There are other numbers, can you see with the observation how to get them??? and wich numbers are left?

What is missing is 80, 81, and so on. There are 4 "70s" (76, 77, 78, 79). So it's like "start from the next one and divide by the count of the previous ones, decreasing":

80 / 4 = 20

81 / 3 = 27

82 / 2 = 41

83 / 1 = 83

?

80 / 4 = 20

81 / 3 = 27

82 / 2 = 41

83 / 1 = 83

?

These type of riddles are fun and, rea, you definitely took the ball and ran with it! ;)

Paul

Paul

This has me driven demeted :D . Milos, think there is any chance you've remebered it wrong, or can you go back to the source and find us an answer, you can't leave us hanging like this :lol: .

The most likely solution looks like to be 22 as suggested by rea where 7 := 1. That was really cleaver :)

I found out about this from a magazine they distributet at the university, I guess in this months issue they will publish the solution. I tried google and I found the question but no answer. I will post the solution as soon as (and if) I hear it.

Here is another one that I found while digging for the solution for 76, 77 ...

Complete this sequence: 23, 6, 14, 19, 3, 20, ???

I found out about this from a magazine they distributet at the university, I guess in this months issue they will publish the solution. I tried google and I found the question but no answer. I will post the solution as soon as (and if) I hear it.

Here is another one that I found while digging for the solution for 76, 77 ...

Complete this sequence: 23, 6, 14, 19, 3, 20, ???

Wait for it... wait for it... now...

Posted on 2006-04-07 05:44:42 by SpooK

Posted on 2006-04-07 05:44:42 by SpooK

15, 0, 24 :P.

Rea, can you please explain? :)

Is like 3 counts in 1, they arent really a secuence, but 3 merged in 1.

23, 19, 15,...

6, 3, 0, ...

14, 20, 24,...

hehe, I really dont know, I will like to know how how to get 42.

Also I can comment, this things are interesting, time a go a teacher in the subject of (somethings similar to) Administrative Process, she give to us a large test (not for a mark) that have secuences, questions and things like that... she say that when you enter at work for manager or similar, is a test that they do... anyway, when in groups we where solving/comparing I see diferences in how people solve things (but analysing the other solution, you get that it was also a correct solution but in other way /poin of view), for example like this time we have finded more than 1 solution, but I see that mainly one become in find secuences more internally or more externally... that is people find the relations between the elements or between the whole.

Like this time, I havent been able to find a relation between the internals (number for number), but in the whole I see that there is 3 secuences merged in one ;).

23, 19, 15,...

6, 3, 0, ...

14, 20, 24,...

hehe, I really dont know, I will like to know how how to get 42.

Also I can comment, this things are interesting, time a go a teacher in the subject of (somethings similar to) Administrative Process, she give to us a large test (not for a mark) that have secuences, questions and things like that... she say that when you enter at work for manager or similar, is a test that they do... anyway, when in groups we where solving/comparing I see diferences in how people solve things (but analysing the other solution, you get that it was also a correct solution but in other way /poin of view), for example like this time we have finded more than 1 solution, but I see that mainly one become in find secuences more internally or more externally... that is people find the relations between the elements or between the whole.

Like this time, I havent been able to find a relation between the internals (number for number), but in the whole I see that there is 3 secuences merged in one ;).

I think Spook was joking when he said 42.

Yes, I know. It's the answer to life, universe and everything. Haha.. it only makes sense if you read hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy or watch the movie (It's a damn funny book to read) ;)