# What is the next number of the sequence? [duplicate]

What is the next number of this sequence?

827, 23, 11, 6, 3, ?

## marked as duplicate by GentlePurpleRain♦Aug 3 '16 at 13:26

• -1 for copying off a web page. Posting a puzzle that is published elsewhere, say, in a book or magazine, is fine -- users browsing the web for a puzzle to solve might not have that book or magazine. But I don't see the point in copying onto this web site a puzzle on another web site -- a user might just as easily come across it there as here. Besides, this puzzle (rot13) eryvrf ba gur hfr bs n cnegvphyne qvnyrpg. – Rosie F Aug 2 '16 at 14:16

That was easy, the answer is

5

Explanation :

827 = eight hundred twenty seven : contains 23 characters
23 = twenty three : 11 characters
11 = eleven : 6 characters
6 = six : 3 characters
3 = three : 5 characters

• Correct Answer.. – Ram Visagan Aug 2 '16 at 12:00
• This is also the very first hit on Google (for me, at least) although that site lists the correct logic and wrong answer. – Engineer Toast Aug 2 '16 at 12:02