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The Mad Math Dash

Sandy Wood
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Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time is a tough one which asks you to identify the best number to continue a sequence. Are you up for the challenge?

89, 115, 22, 6, 737, 440, ___, ... Which of the following numbers best continues the above sequence, and why? a. 18 b. 1252 c. 506 d. 3 Here is our SOLUTION.  89, 115, 22, 6, 737, 440, ___, ... Which of the following numbers best continues the above series, and why? a. 18 b. 1252 c. 506 d. 3 OUR SOLUTION: b. 1,252. When spelled out, every other number uses a hyphen: eighty-nine      one hundred fifteen twenty-two      six seven hundred thirty-seven      four hundred forty one thousand two hundred fifty-two Did you come up with an alternate answer? Feel free to share it (along with your explanation) in the comments below. Thanks for playing!

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