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# Find the the number which does not fit the series.

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Find the the number which does not fit the series. [#permalink]

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23 Mar 2005, 19:34
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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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23 Mar 2005, 21:22
Could somebody explain...
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25 Mar 2005, 08:51
Could somebody throw some light on how to solve this sum. I am lost.....
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25 Mar 2005, 17:52
How do you solve this?
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27 Mar 2005, 15:19
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27 Mar 2005, 18:02
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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27 Mar 2005, 22:10
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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28 Mar 2005, 09:41
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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28 Mar 2005, 15:17
Thanks for the explanation Anirban

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04 Apr 2005, 00:45
I sure am glad that this is not a GMAT style question.
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