Re: What's the next number?
2 5 26 what is the next number and why?
I think the progression is (n^2 + 1) eg 5 = 2^2 +1, 26 is 5^2 +1 and so on.
If I'm right, the next number is 677.
Imur my mathematical knowledge is a bit basic like I can count my wages to see if I've been diddled, but it falls short of calculating the likely time the universe has left before it ceases to exist.
Any simpler explanation?
And Lord Hellpus. Yep? If your maths is any better than mine I'll show my arse in Woolworths window. Yep indeed
Actually, Maths is one of my strong points.
I was agreeing with Imur. I think he may have confused things by using the ^ symbol, instead of using the word "squared", which means multiplied by itself.
26 squared, plus 1.
I'll look out for you in my local Woolies, shall I?:wink: