What # is Next?
Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.
What number is next in the sequence? Why?
8, 31, 77, 156, ?
Answer
278
The pattern is:
2 ^ PI, 3 ^ PI, 4 ^ PI, 5 ^ PI
(Numbers after the decimal point eliminated)
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ErIn_RuLeS
Sep 08, 2005
 i got it!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!
kepp them comin... 
Aarghonauts
Sep 08, 2005
 Even after looking at the answer I don't understand it...Explain!!! I'm pretty good at math, at least I thought so until this puzzle???!!!! 
(user deleted)
Sep 09, 2005
 it would take me a lifetime to figure that one out! I never got past Algebra 3 & 4. I've been out of school for 13 years! 
Caim
Sep 09, 2005
 For those of you that don't know,
PI = Diameter / Radius
It used for the area of a circled:
Area = PI * r ^ 2 
onlyeeyore
Sep 12, 2005
 I guess my mind won't work in rounding with these series things. I'll have to add another dimension to my problemsolving, where every 8 could be 8.82...
It's aiight. 
brainster
Sep 13, 2005
 I did it another way and got 280,b y checking the diff between the numbers and the diff between those numbers and then adding back to reach the next no. Wonder if that made any sense ! 
Caim
Sep 13, 2005
 Not much 
stupid
Sep 16, 2005
 your 2nd # doesnt make sense 3*3*3=27 not 31 
Gizzer
Sep 17, 2005
 It's not 3 cubed, stupid (that's your name, not an insult ) it's 3 to the power of pi. Not the same at all. 
Caim
Sep 17, 2005
 Thanks for all the comments 
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