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Textual version:

This question is famously asked in many Amazon interviews.

"What comes next in the series SSS, SCC, C, SC, ?"

Hint 1:

No numbers will help you in this puzzle

Hint 2:

Think of the alphabet

Hint 3:


  • $\begingroup$ may be answer is SSSS $\endgroup$ – Saurabh Prajapati May 12 '15 at 8:53

Each set of letters describes the lines used to write the capital letter. A is three Straight lines, B is a Straight and two Curves, and so on. The next letter is E, which has 4 Straight lines. The answer is SSSS.


S stands for straight line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal)

i guess the C for curve line

3 straight lines to form A

1 straight line plus 2 curves to form B

1 curve for C

1 straight lines plus 1 curve for D

4 straight lines for E

answer: SSSS

but for this font:

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Straight Line Segments can do all the letters :)

  • $\begingroup$ Those are line segments, not lines. $\endgroup$ – David James May 12 '15 at 15:57

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