James was in his favorite Math class when his professor wrote on the board the following elementary pattern:
2, 4, 6, 8, ___. Asked to find the next value, James quickly raised his hand and exclaimed that the answer was 10. The professor, with a concerned and shocked expression on his face, asked James to settle down. When all of the other students looked equally puzzled, the professor explained to them (in an admonishing tone) that the correct number is in fact 34. Seeing the class was still perplexed, the teacher added even the next term after the fifth one showing:
2, 4, 6, 8, 34, 132.
Now, the group was tasked to not only find the next term but they also had to find the value that came before the one listed on the board.
James was in his favorite Math class when his professor wrote on the board the following elementary pattern:
2, 4, 6, 8, ___. Asked to find the next value, James quickly raised his hand and exclaimed that the answer was 10. The professor, with a concerned and shocked expression on his face, asked James to settle down. When all of the other students looked equally puzzled, the professor explained to them (in an admonishing tone) that the correct number is in fact 34. Seeing the class was still perplexed, the teacher added even the next term after the fifth one showing:
2, 4, 6, 8, 34, 132.
Now, the group was tasked to not only find the next term but they also had to find the value that came before the one listed on the board.
What are these two numbers?
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