## View Poll Results: Which of the following statements reflect your opinion about that IQ question?

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• 4.

15 41.67%
• Everybody knows that 4 comes after 3.

3 8.33%
• The simplest explanation is that these are natural numbers, ordered, so the answer is 4.

9 25.00%
• It's just this kind of questions that measure conformity rather than creativity.

8 22.22%
• We can't really know what kind of logic there is in creating those numbers.

9 25.00%
• These kinds of tests can be learned, so there's no value in asking.

4 11.11%
• Sometimes an other answer than 4 would be more appropriate. Think comedy. Think art.

9 25.00%
• The test makers are trying to promote their own kind of thinking here.

4 11.11%
• These kinds of tests just promote people to fool around.

0 0%
• Some people are wise, but slow. These kind of simple questions can't measure wisdom.

7 19.44%

1 2.78%
• Someone might not know, but they could make great pasta.

5 13.89%
• It's logically an arithmetic progression of f = an, with the constant a=1.

4 11.11%
• Someone who doesn't instantly think of 4 must be eccentric or just another idiot.

2 5.56%
• Pretty, innocent numbers were harmed in creating this test.

7 19.44%
• The most workable solution for many situations would be to assume the self-evident 4.

10 27.78%
Multiple Choice Poll.

# Thread: IQ: Continue the series: 1,2,3, ..

1. ## IQ: Continue the series: 1,2,3, ..

Continue the number series: 1, 2, 3, ..

No, don't answer the question, check in the poll which of the statements apply to you.

It's multiple choice!

2. I'd like to point out that the sequence could have been a portion of the Fibonacci Numbers, thus making the solution "5." Omitting 0 and 1 because they are not the sum of numbers before them, the sequence (0,1,) 1,2,3,5, (.. 8,13,21...) is reasonable.

Fibonacci number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3. yes

4. The sequence could also have been listing the natural numbers with no more than two positive integers as factors. This would also result in the next number in the sequence being 5.

5. Noticing that several interpretations are feasible, how would you go about finding the winner and why?

6. Originally Posted by Santtu
Noticing that several interpretations are feasible, how would you go about finding the winner and why?
There isn't even data given to narrow the answer to a single possible solution. Judging the "winner" at this point would be largely arbitrary.

7. Originally Posted by Matthew_Z
There isn't even data given to narrow the answer to a single possible solution. Judging the "winner" at this point would be largely arbitrary.
Data is the world we living, your personal experience, the test situation and what we make of it.

8. Originally Posted by Matthew_Z
I'd like to point out that the sequence could have been a portion of the Fibonacci Numbers, thus making the solution "5." Omitting 0 and 1 because they are not the sum of numbers before them, the sequence (0,1,) 1,2,3,5, (.. 8,13,21...) is reasonable.

Fibonacci number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That was my first thought, aswell.

9. I was thinking that polynomial of degree n can be made to have selected values at n+1 distinct points.

10. I just answered 4. I also agreed with "It's logically an arithmetic progression of f = an, with the constant a=1," which explains why it's 4.

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