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    What Next?

    Fill in the '?'

    B C E G K M Q S ?

    For bonus marks, discuss if the above sequence should actually start with B or some other letter?

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>I hope this puzzle hasn't been posted before
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    Re: What Next?

    The next one is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">W</span hide>, and yes, the sequence should start with B.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">A=1 does not conform to the "official" definition: a prime number is a whole number that has exactly two divisors: 1 and itself.</span hide>

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    Re: What Next?

    Correct! (on both counts).

    Actually, I will have to ding you a little because, by your definition of prime, -7 would also qualify - see wikipedia. Or are you using 'whole numbers' to mean only positive? However, see wikipedia again
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    Re: What Next?

    I used the colloquial definition of whole numbers, but natural numbers would have been a more accurate term.

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