This sequence isn't very hard to figure out. What are the next numbers in the following sequence?

42,39,36,30,16,6,3,1,-6,?,?,?

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Answer by K Sengupta)

At the outset, let us consider the following text inclusive of the given problem:

"This sequence isn't very hard to figure out. What are the next numbers in the following sequence?"

The distance between the "x" and occurence of the letter "e" which located to the left of x (disregarding spaces and punctuations) are deemed positive, while the distance between the "x" and the e's located to the right of x are deemed negative.

Accordingly, starting with the leftmost "e" and continuing with the subsequent occurences of e with respect to x, we obtain the terms of the given sequence.

Consequently, the required next three numbers in the given sequence are -13,-24 and -27.

*Edited on ***April 14, 2008, 12:30 pm**