# What Comes Next in the Sequence: 3, 10, 5, 16, 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, ??,??

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What Comes Next in the Sequence: 3, 10, 5, 16, 8, 24, 12, 36, 18, ??,??
posted May 17, 2016

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54, 27
Even Number=Multiply by 3
Odd Number=Multiply by 3 and add 1
Then halve

answer May 18, 2016 by anonymous
Logic of multiply by three will not work in 3, 10, 5, 16, will you like to correct your answer.

ans is- 54,27.
If you see the sequence of numbers you will realize that there are 2 alternate sequences in the riddle;

The first sequence has 2 possibilities, in case of an odd number you multiply by 3 and add 1 and in case of even number you just multiply by 3.

The second sequence is we divide the previous number by 2.

Logic of multiply by three will not work in 3, 10, 5, 16, will you like to correct your answer.
when you are in first sequence, and if u get  oddnumber then multiply by 3 and then add by 1,
as shown-3*3+1=10
5*3+1=16
But logic is not consistent, same can not be applied on later part
sir, btaya na agr odd number h to multiply with 3 then add 1,
and agr even number h then only multiply with 3, this is logic ,
ye esa nhi chalega
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Square of odd no.minus 1
Square of even no.
Half of previous no.
50,25