# I need help with this number sequence

762 - 774 - 571 - 742 - 629 - 796 - 794 - 861

And the question was to figure out the next two numbers. They provided the answers (see spoiler below) but I can't figure out what the reasoning behind it is. Usually, I'm quite capable of figuring these things out, and I get annoyed whenever there are lots of possible ways to continue the series. But now I can't even figure out any logic, let alone the one for the correct answer.

I've tried analyzing the difference between the numbers, differences between the digits of the numbers, checking if there are two or three series mixed together... I dunno, I'm probably missing somthing here.

Does anybody here have a clue?

The correct numbers are

719 and 643

according to the newspaper.

• Are you sure there is no missing info to solve this? Was this taken from a dutch news paper? If anyone can understand dutch, they might be interested in the following link... god knows google translate does not comprehend dutch at all. But from what I could make out, it seemed like there might have been a trivial aspect to the chain... nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/06/30/… Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 0:31
• This might be one of those puzzles like JFMAMJJASOND or MTWTFSS where you need to know some common knowledge that can't be figured out from the puzzle itself. Could these be the lengths of words in first-middle-last names of famous people, or the lenghts of words of popular poems/songs/phrases? Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 2:38
• @stackreader, there is no extra information in the article. It just shows a couple of questions that you can find in a pubquiz. that's probably why google fails to translate it properly. Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 10:05
• @stackreader Yeah that's where I got the sequence from. No extra information there. I could figure any months or weekday things in there. Maybe there was some extra information they omitted in the article, perhaps I'll contact the editors of the article. Commented Jul 3, 2017 at 10:16
• Where was this newspaper published? Could it be monthly rain fall or some other such thing associated with your location. Googling the numbers revealed a very boring looking book with tables on the motion of the earth on it's axis. Something with a limited range, anyway... Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 17:17