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On my math worksheet it says, and I quote "Describe the following pattern(s) and determine the next two terms:" and then this little booger comes up. And honestly, I can't figure it out for the life of me! So if you could help it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

1, 3, 2, 6, 4, 9,...

• 8th grade math - ,

Looks like two interlocking sequences:

1 2 4 8 16 32 ...
23 6 9 12 ...

Of course, other patterns are possible, but those are the easiest for me to see.

• 8th grade math - ,

Okay I get where you are coming from on the 1 2 4 yada yada yada thing but I don't get how you got the second part with the 23 6 9 12. Can you please explain?

• 8th grade math - ,

Well Mr. Steve, I looked up two interlocking sequences anddddd... I got nothin. Nope. Nada. Zip. Not a single thing that's has to do with math. Yay 😕

• 8th grade math - ,

Well, the 23 is a typo, as you should have figured out from the original problem. I meant to say

3 6 9 12 ...

There's nothing official about "interlocking sequences" but if you can see some other pattern than the mixing of those two simple sequences, be my guest.

• 8th grade math - ,

Ouch! Tough blow Mr. Smeeth! Not everyone can be a genius. Thank you very much for this LOVELY time on jiskha but I very much have to go. Toodlhoo!! And thank you very much for helping me (or trying to)!! Until next time! Au revoir!!! A bientot!!