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What are the next 2 numbers in the following series?

2, 12, 36, 80, 150, 252, 392, ?, ?

2, 12, 36, 80, 150, 252, 392, ?, ?

### Hint

Try exponents.### Answer

The series is as follows:1^2 + 1^3 = 2

2^2 + 2^3 = 12

3^2 + 3^3 = 36

4^2 + 4^3 = 80

and so on. The next two numbers in the series are the 8th and 9th numbers, so they are

8^2 + 8^3 = 576

and

9^2 + 9^3 = 810.

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