Posted by **eleanor** on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 12:48pm.

what is the common ration of 2,12,18, and 27.

What are the next three numbers in the sequence.

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**MathMate**, Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 1:03pm
I believe the sequence should read:

**8**,12,18, and 27, in which case the common ratio is the quotient of any two consecutive elements, such as:

12/8=1.5,

18/12=1.5, or

27/18=1.5

So the next number is therefore

27*common ratio

=27*1.5

=40.5

And the next number is

40.5*common ratio, ....

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