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# Tricky Pattern.

guissmo
Tell me the next number.
2 4 6 30 32 34 36 40 42 44 46 50 52 54 56 60 62 64 66 ____.

Hints:
-Don't think of the numbers that much.
-It's not culture-fair.

Edit: Added in 44. I must've forgot. Sorry.
ocalhoun
 guissmo wrote: Tell me the next number. 2 4 6 30 32 34 36 40 42 46 50 52 54 56 60 62 64 66 ____.

What is the significance of the gap between 10 and 26?
Why is 44 missing?
Until I know these things, I must surmise that the answer is 70. Perhaps this is where culture-fairness comes in?

*continues to puzzle over it*
guissmo
Oh crap. I'm totally sorry. I forgot 44.

A hint: what property do these numbers have that others don't have?
_AVG_
It's 2000.
It's because of the spellings of the numbers, isn't it? It's nothing mathematical.
All the numbers are spelt without "e"s. So, all seventy's, eighty's and ninety's are out. So are all hundreds and all one thousands. So, two thousand is the next number.
infinisa
 _AVG_ wrote: It's 2000. It's because of the spellings of the numbers, isn't it? It's nothing mathematical. All the numbers are spelt without "e"s. So, all seventy's, eighty's and ninety's are out. So are all hundreds and all one thousands. So, two thousand is the next number.

That's impressive "thinking out of the box". I'm sure you've got it!
_AVG_
infinisa wrote:
 _AVG_ wrote: It's 2000. It's because of the spellings of the numbers, isn't it? It's nothing mathematical. All the numbers are spelt without "e"s. So, all seventy's, eighty's and ninety's are out. So are all hundreds and all one thousands. So, two thousand is the next number.

That's impressive "thinking out of the box". I'm sure you've got it!

Thanks
But guissmo's hints helped a lot:
- Not to think of the numbers themselves (so it could have been their spellings, their digits or something not mathematical)
- What property do these numbers have that others dont (the "e" thing in their spelling)
ocalhoun
 _AVG_ wrote: - What property do these numbers have that others dont (the "e" thing in their spelling)

Yeah, I was focusing on that as well, but only on what the gap numbers had in common with 44, not the spelling of them.

I figured the 'don't pay attention to the numbers' thing might just be telling you to look at the gaps between them instead.
chatrack
 guissmo wrote: Tell me the next number. 2 4 6 30 32 34 36 40 42 44 46 50 52 54 56 60 62 64 66 ____. Hints: -Don't think of the numbers that much. -It's not culture-fair. Edit: Added in 44. I must've forgot. Sorry.

70, 72, 74, 76, 80
Playrubikcube
maybe 68?
metalfreek
What a nice way to give people a headache. It was good.
Dennise
Sure looks like "70".