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Double Trouble (Posted on 2005-07-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What are the next numbers in this sequence?

4, 5, 8, 8, 9, 9, 12, 13, 13, 13, ?, ?

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Solution Puzzle Solution Comment 14 of 14 |

Each number in the sequence is the sum of the term number and the number of letters in the spelt out version of the number.
Let the ith term of the sequence be denoted by S(i) and let the number of letters in the number i be T(i).
Then, S(i) = i + T(i)
Thus,
S(11) = 11 + T(11) = 11 + 6 = 17 and
S(12) = 12+ T(12) = 12 + 6 = 18

Thus, the next two numbers are 17 and 18.


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-03-20 04:49:26
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