## Tuesday, October 13, 2009

### Finish the Series

2/3, 7/12, 1/2, 5/12, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, ?

What's the next number in the series?

#### 5 comments:

1. 1/12

2. Yup, 1/12.

3. Answer is 1/12.
Logic:
2/3 - 1/12 = 7/12
7/12 - 1/12 = 1/2
1/2 - 1/12 = 5/12
and so on.

basically we are subtracting 1/12 from the previous number to get the next number.
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4. 1/12 is the answer. The series just looks funny when you simplify.

5. Good one. Perhaps worthy of a warm-up for Algebra class tomorrow :)

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