RAY: Here's the answer, and it was a big hint that there are nine numbers here.
RAY: If you went ahead and you spelled out the numbers, one, two, three, four, five, the number one has three letters, the number two has three letters, the number three has five letters.
RAY: And the tenth term would be the number ten, which has --
TOM: Three letters.
RAY: And of course, the answer is three. Three is the next number in the sequence.
TOM: Wow, I have to say, that stunk.
RAY: Thanks for the brotherly support!
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