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# Find the series...pointers please

Given an arbitrary number series, how do I identify the series and find the
Nth number...
for e.g 1,3,5,7 is an AP and the next number will be 9
1,8,27,64 is the series of cubes and the next will be 125
1,1,2,3,5,8 is the Fibonacci series
The thing is I'll be given the series only...I have to identify the series
and find the next number. Pointers on how to do this please ...

Regards,
Sriram
Nov 15 '05 #1
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Seems a tad off topic. But you can consult
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/
"Sriram Krishnan [at] gmx [dot] net" <ksriram> wrote in message
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Given an arbitrary number series, how do I identify the series and find the Nth number...
for e.g 1,3,5,7 is an AP and the next number will be 9
1,8,27,64 is the series of cubes and the next will be 125
1,1,2,3,5,8 is the Fibonacci series
The thing is I'll be given the series only...I have to identify the series and find the next number. Pointers on how to do this please ...

Regards,
Sriram

Nov 15 '05 #2

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