Posted by M.A. on Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:29am.
What is the next logical number in the following number sequence? and Why?
5, 8, 14, 26

math...number sequence  MathMate, Monday, June 29, 2009 at 6:53am
Questions 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:
85=3
148=6
2614=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. 
math...number sequence  M.A., Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:07am
I 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 
math...number sequence  M.A., Monday, June 29, 2009 at 7:25am
I 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! 
math...number sequence  Bill, Monday, March 29, 2010 at 12:21pm
y=2x2
y=next number
x=lastest number 
math...number sequence  caitlyn, Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:34pm
1 2 3 4 5 6
_______________________________________4 15 32 55 84 119
find the 20th term for to this table. 
math...number sequence  jacob, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:08pm
i need help with this partter
n 1,2,5,7,11 give me numbers that follow the parttern 
math...number sequence  Master loto, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 3:13pm
What is the tru? 12,28,48 ar 16,32,48?

math...number sequence  Anonymous, Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:43am
8,14,26,50