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Posted by **M.A.** on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:29am.

5, 8, 14, 26

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**MathMate**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:53amQuestions like this may contain multiple answers, as long as the explanation is logical. Here's one that comes to mind:

Take the difference between the numbers and examine the generated sequence of three numbers:

8-5=3

14-8=6

26-14=12

It seems that the difference doubles every time, so the next differences are 24, 48, 96, ...

Thus the continuation of the sequence is:

5,8,14,26,50,98,194...

where the difference doubles every time.

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**M.A.**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:07amI thought 24 would be the next number in the sequence, but I am being given a list of numbers, one of which is the correct answer. The choices of the correct answer are:

38, 40, 41, or 50

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**M.A.**, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:25amI understand it now.

When the differences between the numbers doubles each time, then I add 24 to the final number of 26 = 50.

Thanks so much for helping this

mathematically challenged person!

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**Bill**, Monday, March 29, 2010 at 12:21pmy=2x-2

y=next number

x=lastest number

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**caitlyn**, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:34pm1 2 3 4 5 6

_______________________________________4 15 32 55 84 119

find the 20th term for to this table.

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**jacob**, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:08pmi need help with this partter

n 1,2,5,7,11 give me numbers that follow the parttern

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