# Can You Solve This?

Submitted by: Gottamgear 3 years ago in
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Can you figure out the rule?
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There are 18 comments:
Female 1,467
Video you so funny. You prove your point by doing the opposite of what you say people should do. Instead of finding out if people really think that way you rig a test to get a specific result.

He was purposely misleading people into believing x*2 by starting with 2, 4, 8. Basing his conclusions on that falsified data to back up a theory that he observed before the start of the test. Start with 1, 17, 94 if you want to see people`s real reactions, amass a significant sample size and then make a summary if you don`t want me to call this a grade school project for the science fair.
Male 675
Interesting way to frame a powerful principle.
Female 6,381
How many of you guys actually listened to whole thing? The numbers have to be in increasing value: 5, 11, 17 fit; 12, 7, 20 do not. (And yeah, I got it fairly quickly. Maybe because he was in North Vancouver, where I live!)
Male 1,397
....only got a few secs in, so I`m going to take a guess: It`s the amount of LETTERS in the numbers...two (3) four (4) eight (5)
Ah, I was wrong!
Male 441
@bordo: you missed the point of the video. The point is not to `get it` the point is to question your understanding.
Male 907
I got it right away.
Male 466
play Star wars K.O.T.O.R. (without cheating).
If you can do that this is easy.
many of the objectives require you to solve the number sequences to unlock or activate stuff.
Male 399
Groups of 3 was still a potential constraint that was neither confirmed nor denied. Whether it was exclusively natural numbers, or if reals were allowed is another.

The list could go on if you were to properly investigate an unknown rule.
Male 531
as soon as the one guy said 2, 4, 7 i got it
Male 5,872
Very good. Teach this to kids and they will grow up thinking, not just accepting.
(Nobody seems to have mentioned religion yet)
Male 8,435
a<b<c

And, when all else fails: X=2 (you`d be amazed how often this works)
Female 7,997
I got that quickly.... but if you know the people onscreen are doing it wrong..so...
Male 2,390
figured it out
Male 2,552
x + y = z
Female 4,187
I was told there`d be no math?
Male 3,842
Peter Wason described this in 1960
Male 409
I got it within the first minute.
Male 670
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