1.
Look at this series: 544, 509, 474, 439, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:404
Explanation:
This is a simple subtraction series. Each number is 35 less than the previous number.
2. Look at this series: 201, 202, 204, 207, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:211
Explanation:
In this addition series, 1 is added to the first number; 2 is added to the second number; 3 is added to the third number; 4 is added to the fourth number; and go on.
3.
Look at this series: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:12
Explanation:
This is a simple addition series. Each number increases by 2.
4. Look at this series: 14, 28, 20, 40, 32, 64, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:56
Explanation:
This is an alternating multiplication and subtracting series: First, multiply by 2 and then subtract 8.
5. Look at this series: 1.5, 2.3, 3.1, 3.9, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:4.7
Explanation:
In this simple addition series, each number increases by 0.8.
6. Look at this series: 31, 29, 24, 22, 17, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:15
Explanation:
This is a simple alternating subtraction series, which subtracts 2, then 5.
7. Look at this series: 8, 22, 8, 28, 8, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:34
Explanation:
This is a simple addition series with a random number, 8, interpolated as every other number. In the series, 6 is added to each number except 8, to arrive at the next number.
8. Look at this series: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:15
Explanation:
This alternating addition series begins with 3; then 1 is added to give 4; then 3 is added to give 7; then 1 is added, and so on.
9. Look at this series: 58, 52, 46, 40, 34, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:28
Explanation:
This is a simple subtraction series. Each number is 6 less than the previous number.
10. Look at this series: 21, 9, 21, 11, 21, 13, 21, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:15
Explanation:
In this alternating repetition series, the random number 21 is interpolated every other number into an otherwise simple addition series that increases by 2, beginning with the number 9.
11. Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:14
Explanation:
In this series, each number is repeated, then 13 is subtracted to arrive at the next number.
12.
Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:25
Explanation:
In this simple alternating subtraction and addition series; 1 is subtracted, then 2 is added, and so on.
13. Look at this series: 36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:22
Explanation:
This is an alternating number subtraction series. First, 2 is subtracted, then 4, then 2, and so on.
14.
Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:10
Explanation:
This is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 3 is added; in the second, 2 is subtracted.
15. Look at this series: 2, 1, (1/2), (1/4), ... What number should come next?
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Correct Ans:(1/8)
Explanation:
This is a simple division series; each number is one-half of the previous number.
In other terms to say, the number is divided by 2 successively to get the next result.
4/2 = 2
2/2 = 1
1/2 = 1/2
(1/2)/2 = 1/4
(1/4)/2 = 1/8 and so on.