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Find the the number which does not fit the series. [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2005, 18:34
Find the the number which does not fit the series.

1,1,1,4,2,1,9,5,1,16

(a) 4
(b) 9
(c) 5
(d) 1
(e) 16
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2005, 20:22
Could somebody explain...
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 07:51
Could somebody throw some light on how to solve this sum. I am lost.....
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 16:52
How do you solve this?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2005, 14:19
Why??? why?why?? Please explain....
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2005, 17:02
Here is the explanation Swath

The series is actually like this:

1^2,1^1,1^0;2^2,2^1,2^0,3^2,3^1,3^0,4^2....

Hence 5 is the odd man out.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2005, 21:10
dun t worry guys this kind of silly question will fortunately not pop up in GMAT quiz. Too squeezy and not GMAT at all.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2005, 08:41
Heh yes this is a good brain teaser, but not a GMAT type question. I'll edit the title to make it clear. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2005, 14:17
Thanks for the explanation Anirban

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2005, 23:45
I sure am glad that this is not a GMAT style question. :yes
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