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# The Impossible Sequence

What is the next number in the sequence?

1

2

2.5

2.833333333

3.083333333

3.283333334

1

2

2.5

2.833333333

3.083333333

3.283333334

### Hint

You have to use above average thinking.### Answer

The next number is 3.45. Each number was arrived at by taking the average of the previous set of numbers and adding one to it. The average of 1 is 1. Add 1 to 1 and you get 2. The average of 2 and 1 is 1.5. Add 1 to 1.5 and you get 2.5. And so on.Hide Hint Show Hint Hide Answer Show Answer

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