stewbasic
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What's wrong with asking for the next term in a sequence?
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Why it's ambiguous The question is ambiguous because it doesn't contain enough information to know which sequence is being asked about. For example, there are many sequences whose first five terms ...

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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?
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As a slight variation on this answer, I propose a canonical question explaining why such questions are ambiguous, which can be linked to from such questions to help the OP understand the issue. This ...

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