Find the next number in this sequence.

9, 72, 16, 83, 33, 33, 36, 37, 32, 65, ?

  • $\begingroup$ How much did you bet? Because I think somebody has already found the next number... ;) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 12:09

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The title is important here: convert each letter A=1 Z=26, and then add them up within a word. For example, B=2, E=5, T=20, so the sum for BET is 27. Finally, reverse this number, so 27 becomes 72. There is one erratum where YOU's sum is 61 and not 51, but I think that's an erratum on the puzzle since this pattern works for every other word. At any rate, the total sum for the word SEQUENCE is 89, so reversing this gives us the 98, the answer.

  • $\begingroup$ 15,16 rather than 51,61? $\endgroup$
    – Weckar E.
    Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 20:33
  • $\begingroup$ @WeckarE. remember, it's about Rot13$[$erirefvat gur beqre bs gur qvtvgf.$]$ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 2:12
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    $\begingroup$ Correct. Too bad I didn't say what I bet. Now I reveal my bet: 1 upvote. You win. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 16, 2018 at 18:05

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