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April 4th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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find a pattern/sequence

The following list of words contains something in common. Your task is to determine what and decide which other words belong on the list as well.

NOTE: The order of the words on this list is not important.
four
Mars
Friday
Four
September

Which of the following car companies belongs on the list?


Chrysler

Ford

GM

They all belong on the list.
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April 4th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: find a pattern/sequence

How's it going Westworld?

They all have the letter r once so only Ford belongs on the list.
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April 4th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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The fifth letter, if any, is a vowel. So Ford and GM are in but Chrysler is out.
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Re: find a pattern/sequence

"four" has 4 letters and is the 4th natural number.

"Mars" has 4 letters and is the 4th planet from the sun.

"Friday" has 6 letters and is the 6th day of the week.

"September" has 9 letters and is the 9th month of the year.

Using this rule then:

"GM" has 2 letters and is the 2nd largest automobile manufacturer in the world.

"Ford" has 4 letters and is the 4th largest automobile manufacturer in the world (some list Ford as 3rd, some as 5th, so I am unsure about this one.)

"Chrysler" has 8 letters but is not the 8th largest automobile manufacturer in the world (Renault is), so it is not on the list.
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Four, Mars, Friday, and September can all trace their roots back to Anglo-Saxon or Latin. Of the companies listed, only Ford can do so.
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April 15th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Since there are two "four"s, and one is capitalized, I decided that four of the words are capitalized, and therefore all 3 car companies would belong in that list.

There is no right answer to something like this, although there are people who would say there is. It's whatever someone thinks it is.
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