It seems like whenever I've done a number sequence for the **Brain Game,** you all-too-bright readers have managed to find alternate answers that fit in with the pattern. And while I'm all for that keen type of thinking,Â today's sequence *should *beÂ long enough to avoid that. Let's find out:

What's the next number in the series below?

3, 7, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 25, 30, ?

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**THE SOLUTION:**

*41.*

** The numbers represent sequential three-character Roman numerals:**3Â = III

7 = VII

12 = XII

14 = XIV

16 = XVI

19 = XIX

21 = XXI

25 = XXV

30 = XXX

41 = XLI