# SOLUTION: What is the rule for this pattern? 1,3,5,6,5,15,14,42 i think it is (nX3)-1 Math 4 Today Test #18

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Sequences-and-series Question 57246: What is the rule for this pattern? 1,3,5,6,5,15,14,42 i think it is (nX3)-1 Math 4 Today Test #18Answer by Scriptor(36)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Aren't those the numbers you have to fill in the computer in the hatch from LOST ? Just kidding :p I don't see a pattern in it UNLESS that first 5 is the number 2. So instead of 1,3,5,6,5,15,14,42 I would consider 1,3,2,6,5,15,14,42 This sequence does have a pattern: multiply by 3 and subtract 1 (over and over and over). Greets, Scriptor