What is the next number in the sequence?
3,23,229,2869,43531,?.
(In reply to
re: Self Powered SHIFTED by Ady TZIDON)
You write
"The sequence is (X+1)^(X+1)X^X "
in reply to Sanjay's
"I believe the next number is 776887
The sequence is (X^X)((X1)^(X1))."
Why? Sanjay's formula is perfectly valid. He just calls X what you call X+1, a trivial difference due to a trivial change of variable. One could perhaps based on esthetics make some case for not writing the formula as (X1)^(X1)  (X2)^(X2), but there seems me to be no esthetic ground for preferring your formula over Sanjay's.

Posted by Richard
on 20040926 17:27:01 