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What is the next number in the sequence? 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, _

There are two methods to solve. 

 Sep 4, 2023
 #1
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Each number is  2 times the previous number   minus 1  

  2 x 17 = 34     minus 1 = 33 

 Sep 5, 2023
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Correct!

history  Sep 12, 2023
 #2
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Starting with the "2" add 1, then add 2, then add 4, then add 8, then add 16 .....   

so the next number will be 33.  To continue, keep doubling the amount that you add.   

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 Sep 9, 2023

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