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One needs to find the number under the car.

A picture of some parking spaces from the top down, appearing to be numbered "16, 06, 68, 88, ??, 98"

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this original??? I have seen it elsewhere long time ago, it was a classic question for primary schools/ elementary interviews... $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 10 '18 at 8:01
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If you look at the numbers upside down, they read 86, __, 88, 89, 90, 91. The number that fits this pattern is, of course, 87.

Therefore, the space as the picture is currently viewed should be filled in with L8.

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    $\begingroup$ I am conflicted over whether to upvote this. It made me laugh. You have plenty of rep, so the positive comment will have to do. $\endgroup$ – Ross Millikan Jun 27 '14 at 4:17
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    $\begingroup$ L8 was my answer also! :) $\endgroup$ – justhalf Jun 27 '14 at 10:27
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    $\begingroup$ Just one comment. Everything you said here is true. But you bolded L8 like it is the answer, meanwhile it is not, since the questions asks for a number of the parking slot, not "what is written there?". $\endgroup$ – klm123 Jun 27 '14 at 11:16
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    $\begingroup$ You can probably tell that this answer was intended to be mostly facetious. $\endgroup$ – Joe Z. Jun 27 '14 at 14:59
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    $\begingroup$ It hurts when a user earns 700 rep for a joke, while others post lengthy answers and earn just 50-60. | | No, just kidding, go ahead and enjoy your rep. $\endgroup$ – ghosts_in_the_code Dec 21 '15 at 15:44
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I believe the most obvious answer is:

There is a usual sequence of numbers, we're just looking at it in the wrong direction. The numbers of the parking spots must be viewed from the outside in, as a driver would see them, which is upside-down from the current view.

The shown numbers are: 86, ??, 88, 89, 90, 91. Therefore the answer is 87.

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The Number is 87. Just rotate the image 180 degree. enter image description here

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