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# 1, 5, 17, 53...

1, 5, 17, 53...

What are the next three numbers?

What are the next three numbers?

### Answer

161, 485, 1457...Multiply by 3 and add 2.

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## Comments

Add 4, add 12 , add 36 , add 108 , each time adding 3 times the previous amount.

i didn't get it

I figured it out the same way jimbo did. Saw the pattern in the differences. If that makes any sense!

hahahahahahahaha

i missed it by a mile

i missed it by a mile

i figured it out jimbo's way 2 it seemed the easiest 2 me

P.S. It does Pineapple mama

ooooooooohhh, i actually got it! i never get the series ones! yay! it was a good teaser

hmmm...

WAY OFF!!!!!

mwahahahahaa!!!

WAY OFF!!!!!

mwahahahahaa!!!

Jun 01, 2006

SO DAM EASY

PS: DARTHFORMAN IS AN IDIOT AND JIMBO IS A STUPID NAME

PS: DARTHFORMAN IS AN IDIOT AND JIMBO IS A STUPID NAME

Saw the pattern (x3+2) straight away. Didn't even get as far as the teaser, I was still looking at the title!

ahh good one. the pattern was fairly easy to find..... but those numbers get jumbled in your head

I was doing the 3xs more each as well. It seems whenever there is more than one answer to a teaser folks get pretty testy about it. I didn't mind seeing it in a different way.

I was doing the same pattern jimbo was doing which was plus 4, plus 12, plus 36, etc.

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