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Question from Mubashir, a student:

please tell me its formula and also that rule that is being applied here like adding 3 or subtracting 5 etc.

Using the encyclopedia of integer sequences:
the answer is the strange process of: Writing the squares of numbers in order then reversing the digits:

So without reversal it would have been 1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100,121, ….
Reversing almost leads to your sequence. Is there a typo for the 84 (should be 94) …


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