The simplest algorithm for determining "what's the next term" is simply "fill in the first bubble".
On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 02:42:21 -0600, Andrzej Kozlowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 2 Jan 2010, at 19:05, DrMajorBob wrote: > >> If one had the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences handy, those SAT >> questions could be interesting. But they'd still be nonsense. > > I think only their wording should be changed to something like: "find > the simplest formula generating the sequence ... where simplest means > requiring the least number of standard mathematical symbols to write > down". These kind of questions, of course, should probably allow the > possibility that the person answering the question finds an answer that > is simpler than the expected one. > >