Inspired by another question here, I thought I might create my own:

Fill in the correct number in this sequence:

5, 3, 4, 9, 8, 3, 5, ...

And of course, explain why :)

  • $\begingroup$ rot13(gur ryyvcfvf vf qrpvrivat, nf guvf frdhrapr vf svavgr) $\endgroup$ – micsthepick Nov 16 '18 at 6:43

I believe the answer is


My reasoning is

Taking each word of the sentence "Fill in the correct number in this sequence:", count the number of letters and add the number of vowels. Equivalently, each consonant adds 1, and each vowel adds 2 to the sum of the word.
The numbers given correspond to "Fill... this" so the next word is "sequence". With eight letters, four of which are vowels, the total would be 12.

  • $\begingroup$ Nice .. I'll have to think of something a little trickier :) $\endgroup$ – youcantryreachingme Nov 16 '18 at 2:51

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