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September 9th, 2013, 07:12 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  A difficult Number Series
Don't know the answer for the following. Who can help? Please give explanation. 3 4 2 5 10/2 60/12 ... Possible answers: a) 60/10 b) 12/2 c) 6 d) 49/7 e) 7 
September 9th, 2013, 12:39 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,343 Thanks: 1024  Re: A difficult Number Series
Any background to that weird series, Doc 
September 9th, 2013, 01:14 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Re: A difficult Number Series
It is a question on a widely used IQ test. I always get all the answers, but this one I have never been able to solve. It is frustrating. 
September 9th, 2013, 07:49 PM  #4  
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,343 Thanks: 1024  Re: A difficult Number Series Quote:
Like 3,4,5,5,3,4,4,5,3,? : answer=3 for "one" ; get it?  
September 11th, 2013, 03:55 AM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2013 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  Re: A difficult Number Series
3,4,5,5, 3,4,4,5, 3,3,4,5 
September 11th, 2013, 04:48 AM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,343 Thanks: 1024  Re: A difficult Number Series
Problem with these is often no unique solution. Like 3,4,5,5,3,4,4,5,3,? : answer=3 for "one" ; get it? ten,nine,eight,seven,six,five,four,three,two,???=o ne=3(letters). Silly? Agree! 
September 13th, 2013, 12:36 PM  #7  
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October 9th, 2013, 01:17 PM  #8 
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NAT 70 Drenth


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