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This is the enter image description here sequence:

0 89 77 175 117 288 222 261 
0 83 85 134 190 235 179 
0 84 62 181 159 186

Please, write down the next line.

Hint 1:

Also the key is "MYSTIQUE"...

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    $\begingroup$ down the next line. $\endgroup$
    – Keelhaul
    Mar 26, 2018 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Keelhaul :) :) $\endgroup$ Mar 26, 2018 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ do we have to write it with all the numbers? $\endgroup$
    – Kepotx
    Mar 26, 2018 at 15:24
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    $\begingroup$ It seems that $\frac{1}{2}(89 + 77) = 83$ and $\frac{1}{2}(83 + 85) = 84$, so the sequence may start with 0 73 .... The pattern does not generalize to other columns though... $\endgroup$ Mar 26, 2018 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ @CarlLöndahl the first two digits are correct but the logic is not exact $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2018 at 6:27

1 Answer 1

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The next line of the sequence is:

0, 73, 89, 166, 110

The idea here is to add a consecutive pair and divide it by 2, next pair by 3 and then next by 4 and so on. The pattern emerges when you do this with the first and second line, later confirmed by the third line.

A sequence of 83, 84, 73, 81, 85, 69 gives the next line of the sequence order, which in turn is the 2nd number in each line.

The first line is: 0 89 77 175 117 288 222 261

Pattern:

  1. (89 + 77)/2 = 83
  2. (77 + 175)/3 = 84
  3. (175 + 117)/4 = 73
  4. (117 + 288)/5 = 81
  5. (288 + 222)/6 = 85
  6. (222 + 261)/7 = 69

The second line is: 0 83 85 134 190 235 179

Pattern:

  1. (83 + 85)/2 = 84
  2. (85 + 134)/3 = 73
  3. (134 + 190)/4 = 81
  4. (190 + 235)/5 = 85
  5. (235 + 179)/6 = 69

The third line then confirms it: 0 84 62 181 159 186

Pattern:

  1. (84 + 62)/2 = 73
  2. (62 + 181)/3 = 81
  3. (181 + 159)/4 = 85
  4. (159 + 186)/5 = 69

Therefore the fourth line would naturally be following the same pattern as:

Pattern:

  1. (73 + x)/2 = 81
  2. (x + y)/3 = 85
  3. (y + z)/4 = 69

x=89, y=166, z=110

Do tell me how MYSTIQUE is the key here. Couldn't figure that part out.

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    $\begingroup$ +1 for effort and showing us the math. Keep up the good work! $\endgroup$
    – R.D
    Sep 7, 2018 at 4:40

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