It seems like whenever I've done a number sequence for the Brain Game, you all-too-bright readers have managed to find alternate answers that fit in with the pattern. And while I'm all for that keen type of thinking, today's sequence should be long enough to avoid that. Let's find out:

What's the next number in the series below?

3, 7, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 25, 30, ?

 

Here is the SOLUTION.

THE SOLUTION:

41.

The numbers represent sequential three-character Roman numerals:
3 = III
7 = VII
12 = XII
14 = XIV
16 = XVI
19 = XIX
21 = XXI
25 = XXV
30 = XXX
41 = XLI