1. From a samples of a small samples of mathematical objects, conjecture a common pattern to all of them. This includes "guess the next terms in the sequence" question (consider checking OEIS first). Please provide as much context as possible. 2. Mathematical ideas related to pattern recognition, ...

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Patterns of no formula.

How do I find the next number if the given pattern is $$1,2,3,2,3,4,1,2,6,23,14,19,64,69,12,78,152,93,108,?$$ (Find the question mark)
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formula for number triangles

Hi, I have a triangle starting from $0$ and going up by one on the bottom row until there are $r$ items on the bottom row and there are $r$ rows a number is formed by adding the two numbers towards ...
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How to solve this sequence $165,195,255,285,345,x$

This is a question appeared in a competitive exam. The question is: Find the unknown term in $165,195,255,285,345,x$ 1)375 $\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ $ 2)420 3)435 $\ \ \ \ \ \ \ ...
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How to solve the sequence: $87, 89, 95, 107, ?, 157$

This question appeared in a competitive exam. The question is: Q. Find the unknown term in $87,89,95,107,?,157$ 1)127 $\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ $ 2)122 3)139 $\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ $ ...
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Finding an expression to represent this pattern

Is there a method to find a math expression for a given pattern? I have this pattern and I am very curious to find out how can I generate it. ...
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Fractals - when the number of seed shapes that can fit into the scaled-up copy is non-integer.

I've heard people say (for eg. here) that the dimension of fractal patterns (particularly, in this question, Lindenmayer fractals) can be formulated as follows: $$D=\frac{\ln N}{\ln S}$$ Where $N$ ...
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Math Competition Question Singapore 2

In Singapore, there is this competition named SMO. Recently, they released some example questions. The following is one of them... Let $a_1, a_2, a_3$ be an arithmetic progression with $a_1$>0 and ...
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Do the differences of perfect squares apply to perfect cubes and more?

I'm curious about a special property of squares. The difference between perfect squares starting from 0 are 1,3,5,7,9..., where each difference goes up by 2. I want to know if there are any patterns ...
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Using primes to create unique character mappings for scrambled substring searching

Problem: given a string needle, and a string haystack determine if there is there an anagram of needle present as a substring of haystack? (Assume case doesn't matter). One solution is to map the ...
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Easy as $3.14$ question

I've got the following question with the hint "Easy as $3.14$". $$2003 = 2\\1337 = 4\\7877 = 3\\5732 = 4\\8315 = 3\\4466 = 0\\0354 = 2\\8923 = 2\\8888 = 0\\0000 = 0\\4059 = 1\\2403 = \ ?$$ I need to ...
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Evaluate an unknown operator

I have a simple question but I can't seem to be able to solve it. Given that: 25 ╧ 17 = 267 35 ╧ 23 = 373 45 ╧ 15 = 465 what is ...
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Equation for value of p given x

I have a set of numbers: $\begin{array}{r(22)}x \in \{ 1,& 2,& 3,& 4,& 5,& 6,& 7,& 8,& 9,& 10,& 11,& 12,& 13,& 14,& 15,& 16,& 17,& ...
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Creating coexistent patterns, with several pattern-less systems

I'm a young musician, as well as a computer programmer. My understanding of math is formed well to my needs, but I am by no means a mathematician, but the field is very interesting to me. I have come ...
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How can I figure out the total solutions in this Combinatorics problem?

Imagine you have a sequence of cards, each having a unique set of features. Example features : letter (A, B, C), number (1, 2, 3), and color (Red, Green, Blue) Some example cards : A1Red, B1Blue, ...
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Trace of a product of a recursive series of non-full rank matrices

Let $H$ be a $m\times n$ matrix that is not full rank. Hence $H^T H \neq \mathbb{1}_{m\times m}$. Can we say anything about the diagonal entries, or the trace, of matrix products of the form: $P_0 = ...
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What is the relation between this binary number with no two 1 side by side and fibonacci sequence?

I saw this pattern of binary numbers with constraints first number should be 1 , and two 1's cannot be side by side. Now as an example ...
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Finding the $n$th term for the sequence $1, \frac{1}{2}, 3, \frac{1}{4}, 5, \frac{1}{6}, \dots$

I have tried using a negative exponent. I need one statement not two, the pattern is $$1, \; \frac{1}{2}, \; 3, \; \frac{1}{4}, \; 5, \; \frac{1}{6}, \dots$$
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T-shaped polygons

Is there any coefficient that can indicate T-shaped polygons ? Examples of T-shaped polygons:
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Get N value of this pattern (Triangular Number)

I have numbers formatted into this pattern. $$ ...
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What is the general stragety for conjecturing a formula based off a pattern?

Is it simply to guess and evolve a answer until it gets closer or is there an approach? Ex: Find the formula for: $a_k = \frac{a_{k-1}}{2} + 1$ where $a_0 = 1$. One would go: $a_1 = 3/2, a_2 = ...
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How to complete a table of probabilities ?

Im baffling myself as to why I cannot understand where it came from. Someone please explain to me like I'm five. $$\begin{array}{c|c} x & p(x) \\ \hline 0 & 0.73 \\ 1 & ? \\ 2 & 0.06 ...
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I don't see the pattern.. does anyone understand this..? [duplicate]

Note.. the numbers are actually in a 7 x 6 grid.. graphics did not show here.. ...
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Find the pattern, What is the correct answer

Ok, so this question is from seriously hard IQ test that has been doing the rounds on facebook, ok, 17 questions are easy 3 are hellishly hard, The answer to this one is 17, I do not know why, I ...
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Find the pattern, what is the correct number in that spot, explain the answer

we are given the following matrix: $\begin{pmatrix} 9 & 38 & 47 &4 \\ 6 & 35 & 42 & ? \\ 12 & 21 & 23 & 27\end{pmatrix}$ The number that goes in $?$ is $-5$. I ...
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Has anyone noticed this pattern?

I've been messing around a bit and I noticed a curious pattern when it comes to progressions of powers. Let's take the progression of consecutive integers: $1,2,3,4,5,6,7,...$ Obviously it's an ...
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Finding pattern- $6$ $11$ $25$

Finding pattern$$ \begin{matrix} 6 & 11 & (25) \\ 8 & 6 & (16) \\ 12 & 5 & (?) \\ \end{matrix} $$ Options are : $10/12/14/16$ My ...
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Estimating the mean with least median of squares target

I have a set of real numbers $x_1,\ldots,x_n$. I would like estimate the mean of the set, $y$, such that the median of squares will be minimal : $\operatorname{median}(x_i-y)^2$ Is there a closed ...
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Find the next number in this sequence

I have a homework. It seems to be an easy sequence but I can't get the answer. So, What is the next element? $$2, 7, 10, 13, 23, 34,?$$ What would be the solution out of these numbers? 45 or 49 or 58 ...
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In simple terms what is the sequence 220,171700,167167000,166716670000 a part of?

I know that <1,2,3,...,10>$\cdot$<1 0,9,8,...1>=220 <1,2,3,...,100>$\cdot$<100,99,98,...,1>=171700 <1,2,3,...,1000>$\cdot$<1000,999,998,...,1>=167167000 ...
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Mathematical Background for Computer Vision [closed]

I am a PhD student and would like to do deep research in the area of computer vision and pattern recognition. I know to be successful I need strong mathematical background. Could you please introduce ...
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Find the number that follows the rules of two different series

I have this logic problem where I need to find a number that fits in 2 different series (vertical and horizontal). Each series has a rule, and once you find them, you can determine the answer. $$ ...
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Digit sum of the sum equals digit sum of the addends

This may be a simple question and I am not a mathematician. I recently noticed that 11+12+13 = 36 whose digit sum is 9. And that the digit sum 1+1+1+2+1+3 also equals 9. Is there a pattern here that ...
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Finding pattern (2,7,8,3,5)

What would replace $Z$ in the following sequencing? $$\begin{matrix} 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 7 & 6 & 5 \\ 8 & 7 & 1 \\ 3 & 0 & Z \\ 5 & ...
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Guilloché security printing — can it be cracked?

Money uses Security printing, and often uses Guilloché patterns. These curves are inscribed by wheels on wheels on wheels, ten wheels deep in some cases. For example, the back of the US $1 bill has ...
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Pattern of (1201, 2121, 3142, 4253, 5342)

What could be a part of the following set of numbers: $1201, 2121, 3142, 4253, 5342$ $a) 1317$ $b) 2315$ $c) 2573$ $d) 3456$ Differences between the numbers are $920, 1021, ...
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Number pattern problem

I need some help to figure out the following number pattern: Find the next number in the following sequence: $3, 2, 3, 12, 35, 78$. I tired to figure out the difference by ...
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What makes a pattern in a sequence?

Assume a stream of characters$(c)$ where $ c \in (A, B, C ... Z)$. I need to identify patterns available in the stream. As per the definition of a pattern I should be looking for a recurring string. ...
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Point Group of a pattern

I need to determine the point group of the following patterns: I think the one on the left is $D_1$ and the one on the right is $D_2$
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the table at the end of Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet

Theoretical Computer Science Cheat Sheet, created by Steve Seiden, is a hodgepodge of well-known mathematical theorems and notions. I can understand (or guess at least) many of them, but I'm not sure ...
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Study the number patterns and fill in the missing number

This problem seems easy but I have been working on it for quite some time with little clue. It is about finding number patterns, I have tried many different ways, which seem to work at first but fail ...
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Find pattern in recursion

this is a example from my book Write several elements of the recursion, and see if you can find a pattern. T(n) = T(n – 1) + n T(n –1) = T(n – 2) + (n –1) T(n –2) = T(n – 3) + (n –2) T(n –3) ...
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What is the 6th term of the sequence? [closed]

Sequence: ABC; 1A1B1C; 111A111B111C; 311A311B311C; ... What is the 6th term of the sequence? ...
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Largest number on multiplying with itself gives the same number as last digits of the product

What is the largest number on multiplying with itself gives the same number as last digits of the product? i.e., $(376 \times 376) = 141376$ i.e., $(25\times 25) = 625$ If the largest number cant ...
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Order a list of sets based on a rule (pretty tough)

I did not know where to turn so I'm looking up anyone who could offer an answer to this interesting problem. I have a set of variables, listed as (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) Each variable is couple in ...
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How to represent the $n$th number in the sequence $1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7,\dots$ as a closed form?

I'm given the repeating sequence $1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7,\dots.$ I must determine a formula for the $n$th term of the sequence. I have tried the triangle method, but since this is a repeating series it is ...
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Pattern finding for repeating sequences

Find a pattern for the following sequence. 1,1,3,1,3,5,7,1,3,5,7..... Let n= the nth number. Find the nth number of this series
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Finding a generating function for a pattern

I was working on this projecteuler.com problem, and I was very interested by the premise. Essentially, given n terms, find an ...
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Making the Smallest Number of Mistakes Possible

I have the following problem. I have a set of $k$ labelled points, $\left\{\mathbf{x}_i, y_i\right\}_{i=1}^{k}$, where $\mathbf{x}_i\in \mathbb{R}^{2}$, and $y_i\in\left\{-1,1\right\}$. I want to ...
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Finding $x^n$ patterns

I noticed the other day while computing consecutive powers of $2$ that for $n \geq 1$, the numbers in the ones place of the values of $2^n$ repeat every 4 terms $(2, 4, 8, 6,\ldots)$. In the tens ...
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what is the pattern in the distribution of divisors.

I made a table that shows the number of divisors for each number less than 500, and i think that there is a pattern, for example when there is a spike in the number of divisors the surrounding numbers ...