Thursday, April 9, 2009

What is the Next Number?


How about a math problem? It is said that engineers take 3 minutes to resolve this, architects 3 hours, and doctors 6 hours. What is the 6th number?
1, 2, 6, 42, 1806, ______?

It took me about 3 minutes to figure this out so I guess the "engineers take 3 minutes" line applies (even though I haven't been an engineer since undergrad, lol).

9 comments:

A. B. said...

3263442, 1 minute, Engineering + Math Major.

miKeSee said...

Yeah boy.

j.a.c. said...

Dorks.

miKeSee said...

"A [series] in your face and that's all you could come up with?"

Tiffany said...

i was really pressed to figure this out on my own it took me about 2-3 mins and i am not even fronting the number is 3263442 and i didn't even CHEAT and that's from the mind of a poli sci major...i just worked it backwards...LOL

Daneger said...

Just 2 mins.

dwayne said...

3262442. Yo, I did it in about a minute and a half. i should get a college degree for that. at least a bootleg high school diploma.

senorita_esposa said...
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senorita_esposa said...

My bff called me a whack ass for doing this problem. It's a fibonacci-type formula. Since I'm a genius anyway, I got it done in less than a minute. 3, 263, 442 is the correct answer.

1*1+1, 2*2+2, 6*6+6, 42*42+42, 1806*1806+1806 = next number

I'm so full of myself. Don't pay me no mind.