### Brain Teasers

# The Riddle of the Years

Series
Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.

What is the next year is this series?

1979, 1987, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003

1979, 1987, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2003

### Hint

Divide and conquer.### Answer

The next one in the sequence is 2011. They are all prime numbers (a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself).Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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## Comments

Was clueless, but I got it after reading the hint. Good one

I liked this teaser (mostly because I like teasers I can't answer) and gave it a high rating.

But someone UNconfuse me. Your teaser asked for "year" and your answer gave "number".

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But someone UNconfuse me. Your teaser asked for "year" and your answer gave "number".

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Thanks for the comment Badbunnee02. Sorry about the tricky wording of this teaser but in this case I wanted this teaser to be tricky which is why I picked numbers that were also recent years. Plus most people use numbers to identify different years so the year is also a number. This might not work in China where they have animal names for the years (e.g. the year of the horse, dog, dragon, etc.) but even then I think they also use the Gregorian calendar and number years the same way we do.

Thanks for the help.

AND... the prompt reply

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AND... the prompt reply

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