Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge needs but a number for its "solvation." Good luck!

Identify the missing number in this sequence:

2, 2, 4, 12, 16, ?, 86, 602, ...

Here is the ANSWER.

THE ANSWER:

80

The sequence is times-1, plus-2, times-3, plus-4, times-5, plus-6, etc.

Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Free-for-all Friday.