8
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What is the next number in sequence and why?

7, 8, 5, 5, 3, 4, ...

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    $\begingroup$ oeis.org/… $\endgroup$ – JonMark Perry Jul 21 '16 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ Probably best to google the question before posting ;-) $\endgroup$ – Strawberry Jul 21 '16 at 14:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yea this one was very easy to solve with a quick internet search of the numbers. $\endgroup$ – Andrew Jul 21 '16 at 15:48
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The next number is:

4

Explanation:

The $n$-th term is the number of letters in the name of the $n-$th month of the English Calendar:
January=$7$, February=$8$, March=$5$, April=$5$, May=$3$, June=$4$, July=$4$ etc.

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This looks like :

the number of letters in English words for months of year.
7, 8, 5, 5, 3, 4, 4, 6, 9, 7, 8, 8

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  • $\begingroup$ @Ankoganit beat you by 42 seconds. :P $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jul 21 '16 at 9:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir Yes, I shouldn't have spent time adding the link :p $\endgroup$ – Fabich Jul 21 '16 at 9:52
  • $\begingroup$ oh, the things we do for perfectionism :P. I have on multiple occasions answered too slowly because I wanted my post to be 100% complete. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj Jul 21 '16 at 12:00
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The answer would be "any number you want it to be" since no domain, range, mapping, function, etc" is defined. I would think it possible to say the numbers represent the age of a person's nieces and nephews in the order of which ones live the farthest to closest away (in miles).

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