# Martin’s champagne brain teaser

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MSE_Martin wrote: »
Martin’s champagne brain teaser

What’s the next number in the sequence & why? 106, 107,108,109,111,112,113,114… (clue, it's not 116 or 117). First correct answer with explanation posted here gets a bottle of champagne.

NOTE: As with many sequences there is more than one answer, but I'm looking for a specific one. As a clue, the answer has charm, it's not the obvious “four numbers in a row then miss one” type answer.

Good luck

Martin Lewis

I think its 115, because it is the obvious next normal number in the sequence and you have specifically said that the answer is not 116 or 117, which is designed to make people forget about 115.
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silly question: is the space before 107 relevant?
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thebigbosh wrote: »
silly question: is the space before 107 relevant?

I wondered that too!
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People, people! Martin has already said the answer is not going to be some sort of mathematical progression. Think laterally!

My guess is 121 as that is the next channel on Sky TV that is not free to air (i.e. you have to be a subscriber)
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pinball13 wrote: »
The numbers in the sequence are base-9, not the usual decimal system.
109 isn't a valid number in base 9!
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Mathsguy wrote: »
My guess is 121 as that is the next channel on Sky TV that is not free to air (i.e. you have to be a subscriber)
I like this answer. I don't think that it's right as 110 is Gold which isn't free and so shouldn't be on the list.
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I'm going for 118.
It's a list of channels on Sky that are "swapped with others" on HD.
See Notes column on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_channels_on_Sky.
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edited 20 June 2012 at 3:51PM
MSE_Martin wrote: »
Martin’s champagne brain teaser

What’s the next number in the sequence & why? 106, 107,108,109,111,112,113,114… (clue, it's not 116 or 117). First correct answer with explanation posted here gets a bottle of champagne.

NOTE: As with many sequences there is more than one answer, but I'm looking for a specific one. As a clue, the answer has charm, it's not the obvious “four numbers in a row then miss one” type answer.

Good luck

Martin Lewis

"Charm"?

Hmm, a charming number. What numbers are charming or have charming implications.

So not 48 million, that's not particularly charming. Doesn't relate to the other numbers either.

Dunno.

I give up.

Um, oh noes, oh dear, some number that's a bit charming.

Won hundred and ate-a-teen-ager for breakfast (118).

Um, 69, that's defo got some charmth and in Dada and Surrealism and Monty Python that would fit in perfectly with the sequence.

Howzabout that then, Mr Comedian.

Will you be doing jokes on your new telly show? If I submit you twenty polite media friendly jokettes and handy bite size soundbites, relevant stuff about finance and money saving and the economy and whatnot, y'know, pithy sayings, that's pithy with a th, it's not a lithp, then have you got time to glance at them and maybe use one or two? If they seem appropriate and you're in the mood? Perhaps in an occasional "viewers and readers write in" section. Maybe, baybee!

I'm sure you're more than capable of doing your own thing very well indeed without any extras - but a bit of extra handy input wouldn't go amiss, would it? If some of them were any good?

If so, can you pay me some luncheon vouchers and green shield stamps, 1960s collectors' originals please, thanks.
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I was looking at that earlier and now know much more about elementary particles than I did yesterday.

But I don't have the answer.
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126, I think it's a sequence in morse code and the number 126 in Angel numbers has something to do with financial rewards. It's a long shot.
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