# A Legitimate Sequence

Choices:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Sequence:

D G A B I L F ? ?

As long as you can count you can solve this puzzle.

So what could the next letters be?

• Are we seeking TWO letters, or is ? ? standing for a single continuation only? Commented May 22, 2016 at 18:42
• @BmyGuest letters 2 Commented May 22, 2016 at 18:50
• Could the answer depend on the actual used font or face of the letters? Commented May 22, 2016 at 19:16
• Yes @kamenf ${}$ Commented May 22, 2016 at 21:31

If we set some presumptions (explained later) it could be:

E J

Reasoning:

We count the number of straight lines visible in the letters. Here I assume in the font used (at least the one I see on my monitor) to present letters the D is formed with a vertical line and semicircle, B is formed from E by adding 2 semicircles, and G has one vertical and one horizontal line. So D has 1 and is the first choice from choices with 1 line, G has 2, A - 3, B - 4, then we start over from one (since there are no letters with 5 lines) and the next letters with corresponding number of lines are I - 1, L - 2, F - 3. So the next letter with 4 lines is E, the next with 1 line could be J.

• That is exactly what I thought of as well. But the 'J' in the font I see has a little bit of a serif at the top, so it seemed ambiguous. Commented May 22, 2016 at 20:46
• I was thinking it might be this, but the B didn't seem to fit as well, since I only see it as having 3 lines. Commented May 22, 2016 at 20:47
• @KeyboardWielder D, B and G are far more ambiguous in my opinion, but... that's what I came up with so far. :) Commented May 22, 2016 at 21:04
• Nicely done. This is precisely why I listed the options rather than implying them. To stress the importance of how the letters are formed Commented May 22, 2016 at 21:32

G O R L M U X R S

because the sequence is such: |+3|-6|+1|+8 where | means the current letter and it counts as many positions as I indicate between these '|' characters to get to the next letter

D +3 G -6 A +1 B +8 I +3 L -6 F +1 G +8 O +3 R -6 L +1 M +8 U +3 X -6 R +1 S

THIS IS THE SEQUENCE I SEE

If B has 4 lines, the D has 3, because the D and B have this same structure: [. Then is completed with semi-circles.

The next letters are :

G N Q K and henceforth, I believe
So yeah, G N are the next two if im correct

Because :

The puzzle starts from D, skips 2 to G, skips 2 backwards from D to A, skips 1 backwards from D to B and then skips 4 from D to I. Now, I as centre, skips 2 to L, skips 2 backwards to F and now it should skip 1 backwards to G, then skip forwards 4 spaces to N to now focus on N as centre and continue and therefore, G and N might be the next two.

• Welcome to Puzzling! Would you be so kind and explain why your answer is correct? Commented May 22, 2016 at 19:34
• The puzzle starts from D, skips 2 to G, skips 2 backwards from D to A, skips 1 backwards from D to B and then skips 4 from D to I. Now, I as centre, skips 2 to L, skips 2 backwards to F and now it should skip 1 backwards to G, then skip forwards 4 spaces to N to now focus on N as centre and continue and therefore, G and N might be the next two. Commented May 22, 2016 at 19:47