Thats the helping part.
There are 26 numbers, 26 letters in the alphabet, the 3 is in the 'w' position. W is the only letter of the alphabet with 3 syllables when you say it, all the rest only have one. I thought it was a really good puzzle, one of my pupils gave it to me.
Here is another one.
What is the next line in these sequences of numbers?
Its so cruel to do this really I suppose as I know the answer!