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### #1 matthew laming

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:41 PM

:twisted:

Heres a number puzzle. Warning: this puzzle is fiendishly hard.

Here is a sequence of numbers:
1,2,3,2,1,2,3,4,2,1,2,3,4,3,2,3,4,5,3,2,3,4,5,4,3,4,5,6,4,3,4,5,6,5,4,5,6,7,5,2,

what is the next number in the sequence?
what is the 999th number in the sequence?

Hint: think outside the box
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### #2 maurice

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:34 PM

Spoiler for I'm thinking the 999th should be

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### #3 matthew laming

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:39 PM

Spoiler for I'm thinking the 999th should be

Sorry no but nice try... how did you get those numbers anyway? remember "Think outside the box"

Edited by matthew laming, 18 October 2010 - 10:43 PM.

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### #4 maurice

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:11 PM

sigh. hoping I was right so you can explain it. but here
goes...

Spoiler for pattern I see

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### #5 matthew laming

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:32 PM

ha ha i like that. Heres a hint.

Spoiler for hint

Edited by matthew laming, 18 October 2010 - 11:36 PM.

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### #6 wolfcry911

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:29 AM

I'm probably far off but is the next number in sequence 1 and the 999th 2?

edit/ I just read your hint after posting and believe I'm incorrect now

Edited by wolfcry911, 19 October 2010 - 12:31 AM.

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### #7 matthew laming

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:53 AM

I'm probably far off but is the next number in sequence 1 and the 999th 2?

edit/ I just read your hint after posting and believe I'm incorrect now

no im afraid,
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### #8 mmiguel1

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:03 AM

I cheated a little, but
Spoiler for Dont look if you want to figure it out on your own

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### #9 matthew laming

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 11:30 AM

I cheated a little, but

Spoiler for Dont look if you want to figure it out on your own

Yeah thats it! well done!

How'd you cheat?
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### #10 maurice

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:34 PM

Yeah thats it! well done!

How'd you cheat?

I gave him the answer. J/K

Darn that last two!!
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