What Comes Next in the Sequence: 5, 8, 17, 47, 242, ?

Look at the numbers given in the series in the riddle and find the missing value.


What Comes Next in the Sequence:

5, 8, 17, 47, 242, ?

First try to find the connection between the numbers and then you will be able to find any number in the series.

Answer:

The logic followed by the sequence is;

if the series is a, b,c, it is a^2 – b = c;


We can check this for the given numbers;

5^2 – 8 = 17

8^2 – 17 = 47

17^2 – 47 = 242

So we can find the missing number as;

47^2 – 242 = 1967

Therefore answer = 1967

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