# Thread: Question for Accountants / those good at maths....

1. ## Question for Accountants / those good at maths....

.....which one is the odd one out?

2

4

8

16

27

32

64?

2. I'd say 27 is as all the others are doubling up each time

3. 27, the other numbers double

4. Originally Posted by Geordie_3
I'd say 27 is as all the others are doubling up each time
Originally Posted by Apache
27, the other numbers double

Any more?

5. Originally Posted by Eyefor
.....which one is the odd one out?

2

4

8

16

27

32

64?
The problem is.... without knowing the context of the numbers the solution is impossible to reach other than by guesswork, coincidence or luck..

For example... you could have children of all the ages listed apart from 2 or 64 is not an available number in the lottery so that's it etc... etc...

So... what are we looking at... a sequence, is there an accounting basis to this as you mentioned accountants... something to do with the Revenue, a math problem... or something else??????

6. Well, 27 cannot be written 2 to the power of n, where n is an integer...

7. Got it the number 16 is the odd one out cos all the other buses go past our house

8. Originally Posted by dully1963
Got it the number 16 is the odd one out cos all the other buses go past our house
My point exactly.... beautifully illustrated! Thanks Dully

9. 8 is

10. Eyefor, give us a clue.

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