SeveredCross | 2^1, 2^2, 3*5 |

Jafet | Duh, 24 of course. |

aegray | 42 |

SeveredCross | I don't see it. |

Jafet | s/24/42 |

action | aegray wins! |

aegray | wins! |

SeveredCross | 3*n-n? Nope. Not right |

Jafet | f(n) => 2 if n = 1, 4 if n = 2, 15 if n = 3, 0 otherwise. |

SeveredCross | Bah |

Okfdewqd | can't figure out what kind of pattern it is |

SeveredCross | Me either. Not geometric, not algebraic. Maybe it's 3 times the previous term - the previous term? Nope, not right. 15 fails. Hmm. |

_kmh_ | hi |

SeveredCross | Isn't there a way to derive that using linear algebra? |

multi_io | (2+1)*(4+1)=15, (4+1)*(15+1)=80 such "exercises" are retarded anyway :P |

whaleofconfusion | it's probably 23 |

SeveredCross | Why 23? |

whaleofconfusion | nah nm |

SeveredCross | multi_io has a good idea IMO. |

_kmh_ | what's the problem ? |

whaleofconfusion | a ridiculous problem, a sequence with only 3 elts |

SeveredCross | Find the next element |

whaleofconfusion | and you're supposed to guess from that what comes next |

SeveredCross | ie. find the generating function. |

_kmh_ | hmmm one of those ?:) generating function ? |

whaleofconfusion | Okfdewqd: where did you see this problem? |

SeveredCross | I know that's not the proper usage But I just call it that |

_kmh_ | ah ok |

SeveredCross | I knew it was only a matter of time before someone called me on it. But I just look at those sequences as the outputs to a function |

_kmh_ | sobasicaly you want to continue the sequence ? |