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#11 brhan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:37 PM

There is a pattern...I think.

Spoiler for maybe...

Looks great ...
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#12 ALFRED

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

im not getting your formula. is it just me or is it incorrect? :huh:


The formula does work:

N(0) = 4
N(1) = 4/(2^((1)+1))) = 4/(2^2) = 4/4 = 1
N(2) = 4/(2^((2)+1))) = 4/(2^3) = 4/8 = 1/2
N(3) = 4/(2^((3)+1))) = 4/(2^4) = 4/16 = 1/4
N(4) = 4/(2^((4)+1))) = 4/(2^5) = 4/32 = 1/8

Sorry for all the parentheses. I love parentheses for some reason.

Nice work redsnuff.
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#13 ent474

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:11 PM

None of those are correct. My dad and i tried square roots (sqrt(i... blablabla) i don't remember.

KEEP TRYING! THIS PUZZLE IS ANNOWING ME!
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#14 ent474

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:13 PM

Modifications.

the pattern is 2,1/2,1/4,1/8...

it has nothing to do with exponents.

Remember, 0 is still a number

don't think that the answer is 2^1,2^(1/2)...

I am sure that that is not the answer
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#15 grey cells

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

Modifications.

the pattern is 2,1/2,1/4,1/8...

it has nothing to do with exponents.

Remember, 0 is still a number

don't think that the answer is 2^1,2^(1/2)...

I am sure that that is not the answer

Spoiler for My answer

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#16 storm

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:46 AM

Spoiler for My answer


Actually You are notr exacly giving a pattern...in your case, you are considering 2 as a out of the series number...I cant find any pattern in it..
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#17 grey cells

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:24 PM

Actually You are notr exacly giving a pattern...in your case, you are considering 2 as a out of the series number...I cant find any pattern in it..

I too could not find any other pattern . So I decided upon leaving out 2. You are right , leaving out a number does not denote a pattern . But it was the closest thing I could find , so I just posted my answer.
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#18 ALFRED

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

I think ent474 needs to clarify the puzzle. The original post clearly states 2 is not part of the sequence. Then when an answer was posted to the original sequence he insisted it was incorrect and he seems to have posted a modification changing the original sequence to include 2 and not 4. At this point I'm not even sure what we're trying to solve anymore.
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#19 Lost in space

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:12 PM

2
1/2
1/4
1/8

sure this is still wrong. OP said " i can assure you there is no 2"

Is this to do with egyptian fractions loaves and fishes is ringing a bell, but so did Quasimodo

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#20 ent474

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

erase the whole original post from your mind

the pattern is 2,1/2,1/4,1/8
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