# number sequence puzzle deep six

Just a quick puzzle I just thought up. (so apologies if this has already been done)

Here's numbers 1 to 5 in a sequence:

5-4-1-3-2

I now want to add the number 6 into the sequence, but where should I place it?

What should the new number sequence be, and why?

p.s. title isn't a clue

I would put it

Between the 1 and 3 to get 5-4-1-6-3-2

Because

Then the numbers are in alphabetical order (when written in English).

• I'll have to come up with trickier puzzles ! Apr 12, 2019 at 15:08

I would put the six inbetween

five and four,

as the first three numbers are set up so that

the three is put in the middle of the first two numbers, so the next three are a mirror of it.

• I have edited your post so that the actual answer and a reasoning are not immediately visible, hence they will not spoil the puzzle if someone reads them unwittingly. Apr 12, 2019 at 14:21
• Good effort and I can see the logic, but @hexomino has the answer I had in mind :) Apr 12, 2019 at 15:09