Mary was playing bingo when she noticed a logical sequence in the numbers of the balls as they came out. The numbers of the balls, in the order they came out, are shown below.
55, 52, 51, 48, 47
If the ball numbers were actually following a pattern, what would the next ball number be?
My problem is that I have no context for this puzzle. So I believe that the context is relevant to determine what the next ball number will be. Considering that they are taken cyclically, the next number would be... 44?