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09 March 2006

F'd up number puzzle

Saw this and couldn't resist sharing....

What is the next number in the sequence

1, 1, 1, 1, ?

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If we let the function f be

f(n) = (41/24)(n-1)(n-2)(n-3)(n-4) 1
then we have

f(1) = 1
f(2) = 1
f(3) = 1
f(4) = 1
f(5) = 42

===Function and answer are above this line (select with your mouse to see it)===

thats messed up :-P

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Thu Mar 09 00:08:00 PST 2006
And I don't think school, in general, taught us that "What is the next number in this sequence" really has no valid answer without knowing the function.

Posted by Malachi on Thu Mar 09 00:11:00 PST 2006
That's fucking cheating. You can't make an educated answer without more information. With only the information given the answer was 1.

Posted by WILL POWER! on Thu Mar 09 01:50:00 PST 2006