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# In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first

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In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first [#permalink]  31 May 2007, 05:42
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In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first team is 1 more than twice the preceding term, what is the fifth temr?
(1) the first term is 1
(2) the sixth term minus the fifth term is 32
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Re: DS sequence question [#permalink]  31 May 2007, 05:58
Jamesk486 wrote:
In a sequence of numbers in which each term after the first team is 1 more than twice the preceding term, what is the fifth temr?
(1) the first term is 1
(2) the sixth term minus the fifth term is 32

(D) Either.

The sequence is something like [k, 2k+1], note that k is the only unknown in the sequence.
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I say (D) as well... however if you work out the numbers, both terms you list contradict each other, something that wouldn't happen on the GMAT... where is this question from?
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