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### Re: A script to determine the next number in a sequence

by lin0 (Curate)
 on May 10, 2007 at 17:09 UTC ( #614699=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I will go with 50 :-)

```1    =    1        # first pattern: p0
5    =    1 x  5   # p0 x 5
10   =    1 x 10   # p0 x 10
25   =    5 x  5   # p1 x 5
50   =    5 x 10   # p1 x 10
50   =   10 x  5   # p2 x 5
100  =   10 x 10   # p2 x 10

However, I also like the answer given by sulfericacid in Re: A script to determine the next number in a sequence. But as Limbic~Region said in Re: A script to determine the next number in a sequence: “For a given number of integers in a sequence, there are an infinite number of "formulas" that could produce that sequence.” This is why for your small dataset more than one answer is possible.

Cheers

lin0

Update: Added quote by Limbic~Region in attention to his comment in Re^2: A script to determine the next number in a sequence

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Re^2: A script to determine the next number in a sequence
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on May 10, 2007 at 18:10 UTC
lin0,
Actually, what I said is that are an infinite number of "formulas" that can produce any given sequence if that sequence is not complete.

Cheers - L~R

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