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A little maths problem......................

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handsomeharrysmum Thu 17-Sep-09 18:22:17

Hello my son has just gone into year 4 and one of the sections of his homework this week is number sequences, some are pretty straight forward, but we have a difference of opinion on the last one, this is it.

-16,-9, -2, -, -, -, -.

do we go up or down?

Thank you in advance.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 17-Sep-09 18:23:40

You are adding 7

hocuspontas Thu 17-Sep-09 18:24:16

5, 12, 19, 26 is my answer (Although no mathematician grin)

VulpusinaWilfsuit Thu 17-Sep-09 18:25:04

Up looks like the obvious choice but it depends on whether the symbols are minus signs or dashes to show a gap. A bit ambiguous but I would go for:

5, 12, 19, 26

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 17-Sep-09 18:25:20

If it is just adding 7 ..

5, 12, 19, 26???

lynniep Thu 17-Sep-09 18:25:34


I'd probably go for -16, -9, -2, 5, 12, 19

handsomeharrysmum Thu 17-Sep-09 18:29:26

Thank you all for your help.

My 8 year old was right.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 17-Sep-09 18:31:13

What did he say it was?

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 17-Sep-09 18:41:21

See - knew I had the maths genius of a 8 yo!!

handsomeharrysmum Thu 17-Sep-09 18:43:47

he said, I think they go up in 7's but I wasn't sure, embarrasing I know, dread year 6 homework!(blush)

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