I've worked on this for two days and haven't gotten anywhere.
They don't seem to grow by an even percentage, nor by an incremented percentage, nor by a flat number increment. (as far as my limited math know-how goes)
Can anyone figure it out?
$$240, 470, 904, 1701, 3138, 5672, 10049$$
If you know how to do it, please explain, rather than just giving me the formula.
As for context, its the rising price of a consumable in a custom board game we play every once in a while, I'm just trying to figure out if the guy who oversees the rules is pulling the numbers out of his imagination or he actually has a plan, as he doesn't miss out on reminding us, he's better at planning than we are ...
More context ... What i do for a living is mostly creative writing and some design (pretty much squeezed out of templates from whatever software I end up using). So advanced math terms and explanations are just beyond me. Not to mention that I tackle this when the others go on smoke breaks and after work when I'm tired. Before last month I didn't know exactly how to find what % A is of B. For those helping - please try and do it in simple common terms ... Also i suspect the solution is somewhat simpler. It is a board game. True the man who runs it has SOME math knowledge, and i suspect uses some sort of increments in his work, but i doubt anybody would go to great mathematical length to make the prices of the utilities in a personal game to play with friends on the weekends.