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howelsabout Wed 10-Oct-12 22:33:57

i am applying for a job and am a total plum when it comes to maths can anyone give me the answer to this question please it may look simple to some but i just cannot see it. tia.

Find the missing numbers in the following sequences 1, 2, 3, 5, ?, 13, 21, ?

* 11 & 24 8 & 45 8 & 34 11 & 34 9 & 45

amck5700 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:35:40

First one is 8, next is 34 - you are adding the numbers e.g. 1 +2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5 etc.

kim147 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:17

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chimchar Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:31

I think it's 8....1+2=3 2+3=5 3+5=8 8+13=21

I might be wrong though!

missingmumxox Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:32

simple adding each number to next

amck5700 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:37

not sue what you have to do for the 2nd question - have you to identify the number represented by the *?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:42

8! 30

Rattitude Wed 10-Oct-12 22:36:51

1 2 3 5 8 13 21

You had the two preceding numbers to get the next one.

kim147 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:37:10

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TheWoollybacksWife Wed 10-Oct-12 22:37:14

The first one is 8 and 34. The number is the sum of the two previous numbers, so 3=2+1, 5=3+2 etc.

Not sure about the second sequence. Will have a think.

Sal100 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:38:59

i think 8 & 34 as adding last 2 numbers to make next

DontmindifIdo Wed 10-Oct-12 22:39:09

8 and 34. as the other's said.

kim147 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:39:51

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howelsabout Wed 10-Oct-12 22:40:00

thank you ladies

@amck you have lost me lol blush

Hassled Wed 10-Oct-12 22:40:19

What sort of a job asks for number sequencing skills?

Spons Wed 10-Oct-12 22:40:26

I think the second one is answer options??

kim147 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:41:23

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howelsabout Wed 10-Oct-12 22:42:31

heres another one

Charlie is 4th from the front and 9th from the end. How many people are there in the queue?

total plum i know
<hides face in shame>

kim147 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:44:54

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amck5700 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:45:54

12

amck5700 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:46:26

what job is it and can i get it? grin

ChristmasKate Wed 10-Oct-12 22:47:28

8 behind, 3 in front plus Charlie is 12.

I'm also rubbish at this sort of thing!

bangersmashandbeans Wed 10-Oct-12 22:47:47

12? 3 in front of him and 8 behind him? 3 plus 8 plus him = 12?

Softlysoftly Wed 10-Oct-12 22:48:08

12 and I'm shite at Maths, if you get this job can you actually do it?

KatieScarlett2833 Wed 10-Oct-12 22:48:30

I got 13

blush

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