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# CAT - Series Completion

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DIRECTIONS
This section is based on Series Completion.
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A question and answer choices are displayed.
Choose the correct answer from the available choices.
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Example
1, 3, 7, 15, 31, 65, 127, 255, ?
7
15
31
65
3
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4
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9, 15, 23, 33, ?
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44
36
38
45
33
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The correct answer is 45, The series increases by 6, then 8, 10 and finally 12.
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4
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12, 8, 14, 6, 16, ?
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18
32
5
4
20
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The correct answer is 4, Two alternating series increasing in twos from 12 and r
educing in twos from 8.
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3
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9, 6, 16, 10, 30, 18, ?, 34
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36
60
58
46
28
%
The correct answer is 58, Two alternate series, in each of which figures are dou
bled and result reduced by 2 to form the next number of the series.
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4
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68, 81, 96, ?, 132
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105
110
130
113
124
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The correct answer is 113, Series increases by steps 13, 15, 17, 19.
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3
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2, 5, 9, ?, 20, 27
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48
12
14
24
30
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The correct answer is 14, Interval increases by 1 each time.
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2
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30, 23, 17, 12, ?, 5
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6
8
7
9
3
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The correct answer is 8, Interval reduces by 1 each time.
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3
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10, 18, 34, ??, 130, 258
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32
60
66
68
58
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The correct answer is 66, Double each figure and subtract 2 each time.
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4
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18, 10, 6, 4, 3, ?
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8
4
3.5
2.5
1.5
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The correct answer is 2.5, Each figure is obtained by adding 2 to the previous o
ne and then dividing by 2.
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3
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6, 11, 18, 27, 38, ??, 66
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58
57
51
59
62
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The correct answer is 51, Square numbers 2,3,4,5 respectively adding 2 each time
.
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4
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1, 8, 27, ?
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37
47
57
64
67
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The correct answer is 64, Cube numbers 1,2,3,4 respectively.
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4
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4, 10, 22, 46, ??
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56
66
76
94
98
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The correct answer is 94, Each number is twice the previous one plus 2.
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4
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4, 5, 7, ?, 19,
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56
66
17
11
13
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The correct answer is 11, Each number is twice the previous one and minus 3.
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3
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5, 8, 12, 17, 23, ?, 38
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26
28
30
29
32
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The correct answer is 30, Starting from first figure, increase each time by 3,4,
5 and so on.
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4
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5, 9, 16, 29, 54, 103, ?
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102
94
103
200
206
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The correct answer is 200, Multiply each number by 2 and reduce 1,2,3,4 and so o
n from each figure. e.g. 5 × 2 = 10 - 1 = 9
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1
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4, 9, 20, 43, 90, ??
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185
182
179
180
188
%
The correct answer is 185, Double each figure and add 1,2,3,4 and so on. e.g. 4
doubled = 8 + 1 = 9, then 9 doubled = 18 add 2 = 20 and so on.
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4
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6, 12, 21, 33, ?
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38
40
45
48
47
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The correct answer is 48, Number increases at the rate of 6,9,12,15 and so on.
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5
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18, 30, 48, 72, 96, ?
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106
115
100
128
96
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The correct answer is 96, The scheme is : 18 × 2 = 36 - 6 = 30, 30 × 2 = 60 - 12 = 4
8, 48 × 2 = 96 - 24 = 72 and so on.
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1
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3, 8, 22, 63, 185, ?
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550
295
310
500
450
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The correct answer is 550, The scheme is :3 × 3 = 9 - 1 = 8, 8 × 3 = 24 - 2 = 22, 22
× 3 = 66 - 3 = 63 and so on.
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2
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12, 32, 72, 152, ?, 632
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515
312
420
815
620
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The correct answer is 312, The scheme is :12 + 4 = 16 × 2 = 32, 32 + 4 = 36 × 2 = 72
, 72 + 4 = 76 × 2 = 152 and so on.
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2
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16, 13, 17, 12, 18, 11, .....?
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12
19
22
14
10
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The correct answer is 19, Alternate number in the series increases by one.
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2
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2, 6, 9, 12, 16, 18, ....?
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24
23
32
28
30
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The correct answer is 23, Alternate numbers increases by 7.
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1
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4, 8, 12, 16, 20 .....?
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24
22
18
14
16
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The correct answer is 24, Here the difference between successive numbers is 4.
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4
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23, 37, 49, ? , 73, 32
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88
90
92
94
96
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The correct answer is 94, Here the last three numbers is the reverse of the firs
t three numbers.
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3
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240, 240, 120, 40, ? , 2
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6
8
10
20
16
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The correct answer is 10, Here the numbers are divided by 1,2,3 4,5 to give the
next number. 240/1=240; 240/2=120; 120/3=40; 40/4=10; 10/5=2.
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1
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2, 6, 12, 20, 30, ....?
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42
38
46
56
52
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The correct answer is 42, The series has difference of 4, 6, 8, 10 and so on. He
nce the missing number must be 42.
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4
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24, 72, 36, 108, 54, 162, ....?
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63
127
243
81
145
%
The correct answer is 81, The series goes on 24x3 = 72, 72 / 2 = 36, then 36x3 =
108, 108 / 2 = 54, then 54x3 = 162, 162 / 2 = 81 and so on.
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3
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3, 10, 29, 66, 127, ....?
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164
187
218
216
252
%
The correct answer is 218, 1x1x1 + 2 = 3; 2x2x2 + 2 = 10; 3x3x3 + 2 = 29 ; 4x4x4
+ 2 = 66; 5x5x5 + 2 = 127; 6x6x6 + 2 = 218
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1
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1, 5, 13, 25, 41, ....?
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61
57
51
67
63
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The correct answer is 61, Here the difference between successive numbers is a mu
ltiple of 4.
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5
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49, 51, 54, 27, 9, 11, 14, ....?
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15
18
12
6
7
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The correct answer is 7, 49 + 2 = 51; 51 + 3 = 54 ; 54/ 2 = 27;; Similarly 9 + 2
= 11; 11 + 3 = 14; 14/2 = 7.
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4
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4, 196, 16, 144, 36, 100, 64, ....?
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36
100
80
64
76
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The correct answer is 64, See the alternate numbers. They are squares of uniform
ly increasing numbers and the other set is in decreasing order.
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3
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6.75, 4.5, 3, ....?
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5
2.5
2
1.5
1
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The correct answer is 2, Multiply each term by 2 / 3.
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1
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4, 7, 12, 19, 28, ....?
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39
42
53
21
12
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The correct answer is 39, The successive number is got by adding 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.
i.e., 28 + 11 = 39
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4
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15, 52, 26, 63, 37, ?, 48
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20
70
55
74
40
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The correct answer is 74, The second digit of each pair is the same as the first
digit of the following pair. These form a simple series - 1, 5, 2, 6, 3, 7, 4,
8 etc. This process is carried on to form the series.
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3
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10, 12, 32, 34, 54, 56, ....?
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58
60
76
61
84
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1
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1, 2, 5, 26, ....?
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677
30
60
50
40
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The correct answer is 677, Each number is generated by squaring the previous num
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3
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2.4, 5.3, 8.2, 11.1, ....?
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12.1
14.2
14
15.1
12.2
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3
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7, 12, 15, 16, ...., 12, 7
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12
14
15
17
19
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The correct answer is 15, The series is same when its terms are written in rever
se order.
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5
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857, 969, 745, 1193, .....?
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2089
1084
2114
3126
297
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The correct answer is 297, See the difference between the consecutive numbers, +
112, -224, +448. Hence the next difference must be -896. Therefore the answer is
297.
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3
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4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, ....?
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12
14
25
24
20
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The correct answer is 25, Here the succeeding number is got by adding 3.
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2
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6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 18, ....?
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19
21
23
25
27
%
The correct answer is 21, Alternate terms of the given series form two different
series. The alternate number is formed by adding 3, 5, 7, 9 and so on.
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1
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5, 10, 15, 25, 40 ....?
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65
50
45
75
90
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The correct answer is 65, Each term is the addition of the two previous numbers.
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2
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3, 12, 48, 192 ....?
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644
768
824
564
488
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The correct answer is 768, Multiply each term by 4 to get the next number.
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3
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48, 24, 72, 36, 108 .... ?
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45
38
54
67
80
%
The correct answer is 54, Divide by 2 and multiply by 3.
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4
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1, 3, 7, 15, 31 ....?
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36
48
57
63
77
%
The correct answer is 63, Numbers increase in steps of 2, 4, 8 and 16.
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5
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285, 253, 221, 189 ....?
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133
142
158
160
157
%
The correct answer is 157, Numbers decrease by 32 each time.
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1
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1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 ....?
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22
18
30
42
14
%
The correct answer is 22, The interval is alternately 1 and 6.
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2
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9, 4, 8, 5, 7, 6 ....?
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5
7
3
2
1
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The correct answer is 7, Two alternating series, one increasing and the other de
creasing.
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3
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905, 576, 329, 247 ....?
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75
62
82
114
149
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The correct answer is 82, The interval between each pair of numbers becomes the
succeeding term in the series.
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4
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11, 10, ? , 100, 1001, 1000, 10001,10000
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110
111
1011
101
1111
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The correct answer is 101, Each of the even terms is one less than its immediate
predecessor.
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5
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5, 9, 15, 23, 33, 45, ....?
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55
57
61
63
59
%
The correct answer is 59, The term of the series are 2x2 + 1, 3x3 + 0, 4x4 - 1,
5x5 - 2, 6x6 - 3, 7x7 - 4, 8x8 - 5.
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1
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0, 3, 8, 15, 24, 35 ....?
~
48
47
46
45
44
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The correct answer is 48, The term of the series are 1x1 - 1, 2x2 - 1, 3x3 - 1,
4x4 - 1, 5x5 - 1, 6x6 - 1, 7x7 - 1.
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2
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7, 12, 15, 16, ? , 12, 7
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12
15
14
17
19
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The correct answer is 15, The series is same when its terms are written in rever
se order.
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3
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11, 24, 67, 122, 219, ....?
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300
325
340
316
296
%
The correct answer is 340, The series 11, 24, 67, 122, 219 can be written as 2x2
x2 + 3, 3x3x3 - 3, 4x4x4 + 3, 5x5x5 - 3, 6x6x6 + 3 and such that the next term s
hould be 7x7x7 - 3, i.e., 343 - 3 i.e. 340
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4
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64, 32, 35, 5, 22, 11, 14, ....?
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5
6
1
2
3
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The correct answer is 2, Split up the series in two parts 64, 32, 35, 5 ; 22, 11
, 14, ....? In first step there is a division by 2. In second step there is an i
ncrease of 3 and the last step there is a division by 7. Hence the required term
should be 14 / 7 i.e. 2
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5
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0, 6, 24, 60, 120, ....?
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160
156
180
240
210
%
The correct answer is 210, The series 0, 6, 24, 60, 120, ....? can be written as
1x1x1 - 1, 2x2x2 - 2, 3x3x3 - 3, 4x4x4 - 4, 5x5x5 - 5. Hence the required next
term should be 6x6x6 - 6 i.e. 210
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1
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4, 18, 48, 100, ....?
~
180
150
163
210
290
%
The correct answer is 180, The series 4, 18, 48, 100, ....? can be written as (2
x2x2) - (2x2); (3x3x3) - (3x3) ; (4x4x4) - (4x4) ; (5x5x5 - 5x5) . Henc
e the required rest term should be 6x6x6 - 6x6 i.e. 216 - 36 = 180.
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2
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- 1 / 2, - 1 / 6, 1 / 6, 1 / 2, 5 / 6, ....?
~
1 1/2
1 1/6
2 1/2
1 1/3
1
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The correct answer is 1 1/6, The difference between any two consecutive terms is
+ 1/3. The required term should be 5/6 + 1/3 i.e. 7/6 is 1 1/6
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3
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81, 69, 58, 48, 39, ....?
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7
10
31
22
40
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The correct answer is 31,The series is getting decreased by 12, 11, 10, 9 and so
on. Hence 39 - 8 = 31.
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4
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35, 28, 22, 17, 13, 10, 8, ....?
~
14
27
24
7
12
%
The correct answer is 7, The series is getting decreased by 7, 6, 5, 4 and so on
. Hence 8 - 1 = 7.
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5
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1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, ....?
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512
729
1000
840
343
%
The correct answer is 343, The series is 1x1x1, 2x2x2, 3x3x3 and so on. Hence th
e missing number is 7x7x7 i.e., 343.
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1
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1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ....?
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21
34
3
35
41
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The correct answer is 21, The series is 1, 1 + 1, 1 + 2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 5 =
8 and so on. Hence 8 + 13 = 21.
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2
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90, 63, 70, 43, 55, 28, ____, ____.
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35, 23
45, 18
25, 18
40, 18
25, 18
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The correct answer is 45, 18. Alternate numbers form a series by subtraction of
20, 15, 10.
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3
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5, 7, 13, 23, 29, 55, _____, _____.
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63, 121
33, 58
45, 18
60, 90
54, 124
%
The correct answer is 45, 18. Alternate number form a series by addition of 8, 1
6, 32, 64 and so on.
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4
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3, 11, 8, 16, 13, ____, 18
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15
17
14
21
25
%
The correct answer is 21, Alternate numbers increase by 5.
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5
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2, 6, 12, 20, 30, ____, 56
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38
46
56
62
42
%
The correct answer is 42, The series has difference of 4, 6, 8, 10 and so on. He
nce the missing number must be 42.
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1
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1, 2, 2, 4, 8, ____
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32
8
16
4
5
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The correct answer is 32, 1 x 2 = 2, 2 x 2 = 4, 2 x 4 = 8. Hence 4 x 8 = 32.
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2
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11, 12, 17, 18, 23, 24, ____.
~
30
29
12
14
10
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The correct answer is 29, The alternate numbers increases in steps of 6.
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3
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1, 2, 5, 12, ____
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24
10
27
25
12
%
The correct answer is 27, 1 x 2 + 0 = 2; 2 x 2 + 1 = 5; 5 x 2 + 2 = 12. Hence 12
x 2 + 3 = 27.
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4
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3, 2, 11, 6, ___, 10, 27
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14
17
42
19
20
%
The correct answer is 19, Alternate numbers in the series increases by 9.
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5
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0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, _____
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420
534
1008
920
336
%
The correct answer is 336, The difference between two consecutive numbers is 6,
18, 36, 60 and 90. Now the difference between these numbers consecutively is 12,
18, 24, 30. Hence the next difference must be 36. So, the missing number 336.
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1
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2, 5, 4, 9, 8, 15, ___
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14
27
81
36
45
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The correct answer is 14, The alternate number increases in steps of even number
s i.e.,2, 4, 6 and so on
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2
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8, 0, 15, 9, 22, 18, 29, 27, ___
~
63
36
127
243
340
%
The correct answer is 36, The alternate number increases in steps of 7. i.e. 8 +
7 = 15; 15 + 7 = 22; 22 + 7 = 29; 29 + 7 = 36.
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3
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24, 72, 36, 108, 54, 162, ___
~
63
127
81
243
61
%
The correct answer is 81, The series goes as 24 x 3 = 72 ; 72 / 2 = 36, then 36
x 3 = 108, 108 / 2 = 54, then 54 x 3 = 162, then 162 / 2 = 81.
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4
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1, 3, 7, 15, 31, ___
~
127
39
63
47
52
%
The correct answer is 47, The series goes as ( 1 x 2 ) + 1 = 3, ( 3 x 2 ) + 1 =
7; ( 7 x 2 ) + 1 = 15, ( 15 x 2 ) + 1 = 31. Hence ( 31 x 2 ) + 1 = 63.
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5
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2, 3, 5, 9, 17, ....?
~
9
34
35
30
33
%
The correct answer is 33, ( 2 x 2 ) - 1 = 3, ( 3 x 2 ) - 1 = 5, ( 5 x 2 ) - 1 =
9 and so on. Hence ( 17 x 2 ) - 1 = 33.
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1
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7, 15, 32, ___, 138, 281
~
50
64
24
67
56
%
The correct answer is 7, The series goes as 7 x 2 + 1 = 15, 15 x 2 + 2 = 32, 32
x 2 + 3 = 67.
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2
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8, 12, 10, 16, 12, ____
~
22
20
67
196
120
%
The correct answer is 20, Here the alternate number increases by 2 and 4 respect
ively in the series.
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3
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8, 48, 12, ___, 18, 108
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72
52
78
64
95
%
The correct answer is 78, Here 8 x 6 = 48, 48 / 4 = 12, 12 x 6 = 72 and so o
n.
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4
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6, 11, 18, 27, 38, ___?
~
49
50
54
51
56
%
The correct answer is 51, The series increases by 5, 7, 9 and so on.
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5
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0, 7, 26, 63, 124, ____?
~
196
204
212
246
215
%
The correct answer is 215, Here 1x1x1 - 1 = 0 ; 2x2x2 - 1 = 7 ; 3x3x3 - 1 = 26 a
nd so on.
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1
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20, 30, 42, 56, 72, ___?
~
90
87
88
85
95
%
The correct answer is 90, The series increases by 10, 12, 14,16 and so on.
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1
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48, 24, 42, 21, 36, 18, 24, ___?
~
12
15
18
21
24
%
The correct answer is 12, Here alternate numbers are exactly half of the precedi
ng ones.
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3
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90, 63, 70, 43, 55, 28, ___, ___
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35, 23
25, 18
45, 18
40, 18
38, 18
%
The correct answer is 45, 18. Alternate numbers form series by subtraction of 20
, 15, 10 or there is a difference of 27 between pair 1, pair 2, pair 3 and so on
.
%
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4
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5, 7, 13, 15, 29, 31, ___, ___
~
63, 121
33, 58
40, 18
51, 63
45, 20
%
The correct answer is 51, 63. Alternate numbers form series by addition of 8, 16
, 32, 64 and so on.
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5
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5, 24, 61, 122, 213, 340, ____?
~
450
512
385
456
509
%
The correct answer is 509, The terms in the given series are 2x2x2 - 3, 3x3x3 -
3, 4x4x4 - 3, 5x5x5 - 3 and so on.
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1
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3, 10, 19, 30, 43, 58, ___?
~
75
60
62
81
95
%
The correct answer is 75, The terms in the given series are 3+7=10, 10+9 =19; 19
+11=30; 30+13=43; 43+15=58; 58+17=75.
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2
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720, 120, 24, 6, 2, 1, ___?
~
2
1
4
8
0
%
The correct answer is 1, The second term is obtained by dividing the first term
by 6, third term is obtained by dividing the second term by 5, and so on.
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3
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2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 22, ___?
~
30
25
29
40
27
%
The correct answer is 29, The terms of the given series are 1 + 1, 2 + 2, 4 + 3,
7 + 4, 11 + 5, 16 + 6 & 22 + 7.
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4
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58, 57, 54, 49, 42, 33, ___?
~
11
15
30
22
25
%
The correct answer is 22, Subtract 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 from 1st and 2nd ......., 6
th terms respectively of the given series to obtain the next term.
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5
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1, 6, 13, 22, 33, 46, ___?
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50
48
56
62
61
%
The correct answer is 61, Add 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, respectively in the 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th terms of the given series to obtain the next term.
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1
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3, 18, 43, 78, 123, 178, ___?
~
243
220
212
258
206
%
The correct answer is 243, Add 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65 respectively in the 1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th terms of the given series to obtain the next term.
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2
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89, 78, 87, 80, 85, 82, ___?
~
80
83
85
89
78
%
The correct answer is 83, The given series is made up of two series running conc
urrently, e.g. I : 89, 87, 85, 83 II: 78, 80, 82
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3
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3, 10, 29, 66 127, 218, ___?
~
350
368
345
330
369
%
The correct answer is 345, The given series is made up of two series 1x1x1 + 2,
2x2x2 + 2, 3x3x3 + 2, 4x4x4 + 2, 5x5x5 + 2, 6x6x6 + 2 and 7x7x7 + 2.
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#
4
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17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, ___?
~
45
49
52
41
65
%
The correct answer is 41, The given series is made up of two given series runnin
g concurrently, e.g. I : 17, 23, 31, 41 II: 19, 29, 37.
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1
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5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, ?
~
15
16
17
18
19
%
The correct answer is 15, There are two alternate sequences. Both go up by 2, t
hen 3 then 4. 11+4=15.
%
#
3
~
36, 28, 24, 22, ?
~
18
20
21
22
23
%
The correct answer is 21. Each number is half the preceding one plus 10.So 22/2
= 11+10=21.
%
#
4
~
28, 33, 31, 36, 34, ?
~
36
37
38
39
40
%
The correct answer is 39, Numbers increase by 5 and decrease by 2 alternately.
%
#
4
~
4, 6, 9, 14, ?
~
16
18
20
23
26
%
The correct answer is 23, Multiply the preceding number by 2 and subtract 2 then
3 then 4 etc. 14x2 = 28 -5 = 23.
%
#
3
~
17, 19, ?, 20, 15
~
18
20
16
14
15
%
The correct answer is 16, Number increase and decrease according to the pattern
+2, -3, +4, -5 etc. So the answer is 19 - 3 = 16.
%
#
2
~
7, 15, 32, ?, 138, 281
~
57
67
77
87
97
%
The correct answer is 67, Double each number and add 1 then 2 then 3 etc. So 2 x
32 = 64+3 = 67.
%
#
3
~
4, 9, 16, 25, ?
~
30
32
36
40
42
%
The correct answer is 36, First number is the square of 2, second is the square
of 3 etc.
%
#
2
~
8, 12, 10, 16, 12
~
10
20
30
40
50
%
The correct answer is 20, In the case of odd numbers (Number 8, 10, 12) multiply
by 2 and subtract 4 whereas in even number (12,16) divide by 2 and add 4.
%
#
3
~
2, 5, 9, 19, 37, ?
~
47
87
75
85
95
%
The correct answer is 75, Multiply preceding number by 2 and add one and subtrac
t one alternately.
%
#
2
~
4, 9, 17, 35, ?
~
149
69
79
49
39
%
The correct answer is 69, Each number is twice the preceding one with one added
or subtracted from alternate numbers.
%
#
2
~
36, 30, 24, 18, ?
~
22
12
21
11
20
%
The correct answer is 12, Numbers go down by six each time.
%
#
4
~
3, 7, 16, 35, ?
~
44
54
64
74
84
%
The correct answer is 74, Multiply each by 2 and add one, then 2, then 3 etc.
%
#
1
~
7, 9, 40, 74, 1526, ?
~
5436
6486
5486
3456
3500
%
The correct answer is 5436, Square the number and subtract number following it t
o get the alternate number (7 x 7 = 49 -9 = 40).
%
#
2
~
6, 9, 18, 21, 42, 45, ?, ?
~
80, 85
90, 93
80, 87
88, 93
90, 94
%
The correct answer is 90, 93, Double the preceding number to get the next number
then add 3 to get the next (45 x 2 = 90; 90+3 = 93).
%
#
1
~
2, 7, 24, 77, ?
~
238
138
338
438
539
%
The correct answer is 238, The pattern is 3-1 = 2; 3x3 - 2 = 7; 3x3x3 - 3 =24 et
c.
%
#
2
~
0, 1, 8, 27, 64, ?
~
91
125
128
256
259
%
The correct answer is 125, Series gives the cube of 0, 1, 2, 3 etc.
%
#
3
~
2, 4, 7, 11, 16, ?
~
20
21
22
23
24
%
The correct answer is 22, Add 2 then 3 then 4 etc. to get the next number.
%
#
2
~
5, 14, 27, 44, 65, ?
~
88
90
109
130
140
%
The correct answer is 90, Add 9, 13, 17, 21 etc. to get the next number.
%
#
4
~
1, 4, 10, 22, 46, ?
~
48
68
82
94
96
%
The correct answer is 94, Add 3, 6, 12, 24 to get the next number.
%
#
1
~
6, 3, 12, 6, 18, ?
~
9
12
15
24
26
%
The correct answer is 9, First term is double the second, third is double of the
fourth and so on.
%
#
4
~
9, 27, 108, 540, ?
~
2700
2880
3040
3240
3250
%
The correct answer is 3240, The terms are successively multiplied by 3, 4, 5, 6.
%
#
1
~
2, 6,24, 120, 720, ?
~
5040
4960
4320
4140
4150
%
The correct answer is 5040, The terms are successively multiplied by 3, 4, 5, 6.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 5, 4, 8, 6, 12, 10,
~
8
6
4
5
12
%
The correct answer is 5, The series goes on as +3, -2, +4, -2, +6, -2. Hence if
'5' is replaced by '6', the series becomes uniform.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
48, 47, 44, 40, 32, 23, 12,
~
47
44
40
32
23
%
The correct answer is 40, The series goes on as -1, -3, -5, -7, -9, -11. Hence '
40' must be replaced as '39'
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
15, 20, 16, 22, 19, 23, 24,
~
23
19
22
16
20
%
The correct answer is 23, The series is +5, -4, +6, -3, +7, -2. Hence '23' must
be replaced by '26'.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
2, 2, 4, 8, 48, 240, 1440,
~
4
240
48
8
2
%
The correct answer is 8, The series goes on as x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6. Hence '8'
must be replaced by '12'.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
12, 19, 14, 21, 28, 23, 18,
~
19
14
21
28
23
%
The correct answer is 28, The series goes on as +7, -5, +7, -5 and so on. Hence
'28' must be replaced by '16'.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
72, 56, 42, 30, 20, 15, 6,
~
56
42
30
20
15
%
The correct answer is 15, The series is getting reduced by 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 and
6. Hence '15' must be replaced by '12'.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 14, 33, 68, 95, 138, 189,
~
3
68
95
138
189
%
The correct answer is 68, The series is 2x2 - 1, 4x4 - 2, 6x6 - 3, 8x8 - 4, 10x1
0 - 5 , 12x12 - 6 and so on. Hence ' 68 ' must be replaced by ' 60 '.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 7, 11, 18, 27, 38, 51,
~
7
11
27
38
51
%
The correct answer is 7, The series is 1x1 + 2, 2x2 + 2, 3x3 + 2, 4x4 + 2 and so
on. Hence '7' must be replaced by ' 6'.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
89, 85, 80, 74, 68, 59, 50,
~
89
80
74
68
50
%
The correct answer is 68, The series goes on as -4, -5, -6 and so on. Hence ' 68
' must be replaced by ' 67'.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
2, 5, 10, 17, 25, 37,
~
2
10
25
37
5
%
The correct answer is 25, The series is 1x1 + 1, 2x2 + 1, 3x3 + 1 and so on. Hen
ce '25' must be replaced by ' 26'.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
0, 7, 26, 63, 126, 215, 342,
~
126
0
7
26
63
%
The correct answer is 126, The series goes on as 1x1x1 - 1, 2x2x2 - 1, 3x3x3 - 1
and so on. Hence ' 126' must be replaced by ' 124'.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
8, 4, 16, 10, 17
~
8
4
16
10
17
%
The correct answer is 17, All others are divisible by 2.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
9, 3, 15, 12, 19
~
9
3
15
12
19
%
The correct answer is 19, All others are divisible by 3.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
102, 210, 320, 365, 390
~
102
210
320
365
390
%
The correct answer is 365, All others are divisible by 2.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
52163, 25631, 34424, 5183, 33442
~
52163
25631
34424
5183
33442
%
The correct answer is 33442, Others total up 17 ( 3 + 6 + 1 + 2 + 5 = 17 )
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
315, 207, 711, 423, 325
~
315
207
711
423
325
%
The correct answer is 325, Others total up 9 ( 5 + 1 + 3 = 9 )
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
14, 7, 36, 21, 28
~
14
7
36
28
21
%
The correct answer is 36, Others are divisible by 7.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
63852, 28751, 52638, 85362, 28365
~
63852
28751
52638
85362
28365
%
The correct answer is 28751, All contain same digits ( 23568 ).
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3795, 9359, 3745, 5937, 7355,
~
3795
9359
3745
5937
7355
%
The correct answer is 3745, All are odd numbers except 3745 which has 3 odd and
one even number.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
11, 3, 3, 17 ; 41, 5, 3, 47 ; 71, 7, 3, 17 ; 37, 14, 19, 7 ; 67, 71, 3, 5
~
11, 3, 3, 17
41, 5, 3, 47
71, 7, 3, 17
37, 14, 19, 7
67, 71, 3, 5
%
The correct answer is 37, 14, 19, 7. All contain prime number sets, except ( d )
which has an even number.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
35 79 ; 35 24 ; 79 68 ; 57 46 ; 87 68
~
35 79
35 24
79 68
57 46
87 68
%
The correct answer is 35 79, Each 2 figure set consist of 2 odd numbers ( initia
lly ) and 2 even numbers ( finally ). ( a ) contains only odd numbers.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
67 19 ; 71 11 ; 41 19 ; 61 15 ; 89 41
~
67 19
71 11
41 19
61 15
89 41
%
The correct answer is 89 41, All are pair of 1 prime and 1 odd number ( e ) cont
ains only prime numbers.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
5,13,17 ; 15, 5, 5 ; 29, 1, 5 ; 17, 17, 1 ; 13, 17, 5 ;
~
5,13,17
15, 5, 5
29, 1, 5
17, 17, 1
13, 17, 5
%
The correct answer is 15, 5, 5 Total of all sets is 35.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
65 83 ; 83 47 ; 34 79 ; 65 23 ; 43 67
~
65 83
83 47
34 79
65 23
43 67
%
The correct answer is 34 79, Pairs of odd and even numbers. First even number i
s followed by odd numbers in all ( a ), ( b ), ( d ), ( e ). In ( c ) pair of od
d and even number is opposite.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
49, 140, 98, 77, 97
~
49
140
98
77
97
%
The correct answer is 97, All are product of multiplication of a figure by 7. 7
x 7 = 49, 7 x 20 = 140, and so on.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
98765, 98756, 987654, 9876543, 98765432
~
98765
98756
987654
9876543
98765432
%
The correct answer is 98756, All figures go on increasing backward and decreasin
g forward.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
37037 X 3, 37037 X 6, 37037 X 12, 37037 X 9, 37037 X 4
~
37037 X 3
37037 X 6
37037 X 12
37037 X 9
37037 X 4
%
The correct answer is 37037 X 4, Product of all ( a - d ) is uniform. ( a ) 1111
11 ( b ) 222222 ( c ) 333333 ( d ) 444444.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
121, 12321, 123321, 12345321, 12345654321
~
121
12321
123321
12345321
12345654321
%
The correct answer is 12345321, Numbers read same backward and same forward.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
372164, 876321, 387315, 349416, 31896
~
372164
876321
387315
349416
31896
%
The correct answer is 372164, All total up 27, except ( a ) which totals up 23.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
6, 7, 18, 12, 3
~
6
7
18
12
3
%
The correct answer is 7, All others are divisible by 3.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
9, 18, 6, 12, 18
~
9
18
6
12
18
%
The correct answer is 9, All others are divisible by 2.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
7, 9, 17, 37, 5,
~
7
9
17
37
5
%
The correct answer is 9, All others are prime numbers.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
24, 12, 36, 27, 48
~
24
12
36
27
48
%
The correct answer is 27, In all the second integer is the double of the first,
e.g. in ( c ) 36 = 3x2 = 6.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
14, 28, 21, 41, 35
~
14
28
21
41
35
%
The correct answer is 41, All others are multiple of 7.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
55, 1, 4, 16, 25
~
55
1
4
16
25
%
The correct answer is 55, All others are squares of 1, 2, 4, 5.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
9, 25, 78, 36, 144
~
9
25
78
36
144
%
The correct answer is 78, All others are squares.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
63, 45, 81, 27, 38
~
63
45
81
27
38
%
The correct answer is 38, In all the sets the two numbers are added to give 9.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 5, 4, 8, 6, 12, 10,
~
8
6
4
5
12
%
The correct answer is 5, The series goes on as +3, -2, +4, -2, +6, -2. Hence if
'5' is replaced by '6', the series becomes uniform.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
48, 47, 44, 40, 32, 23, 12,
~
47
44
40
32
23
%
The correct answer is 40, The series goes on as -1, -3, -5, -7, -9, -11. Hence '
40' must be replaced as '39'
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
15, 20, 16, 22, 19, 23, 24,
~
23
19
22
16
20
%
The correct answer is 23, The series is +5, -4, +6, -3, +7, -2. Hence '23' must
be replaced by '26'.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
12, 19, 14, 21, 28, 23, 18,
~
19
14
21
28
23
%
The correct answer is 28, The series goes on as +7, -5, +7, -5 and so on. Hence
'28' must be replaced by '16'.
%
#
5
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
72, 56, 42, 30, 20, 15, 6,
~
56
42
30
20
15
%
The correct answer is 15, The series is getting reduced by 16, 14, 12, 10, 8 and
6. Hence '15' must be replaced by '12'.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 14, 33, 68, 95, 138, 189,
~
3
68
95
138
189
%
The correct answer is 68, The series is 2x2 - 1, 4x4 - 2, 6x6 - 3, 8x8 - 4, 10x1
0 - 5 , 12x12 - 6 and so on. Hence ' 68 ' must be replaced by ' 60 '.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 7, 11, 18, 27, 38, 51,
~
7
11
27
38
51
%
The correct answer is 7, The series is 1x1 + 2, 2x2 + 2, 3x3 + 2, 4x4 + 2 and so
on. Hence '7' must be replaced by ' 6'.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
89, 85, 80, 74, 68, 59, 50,
~
89
80
74
68
50
%
The correct answer is 68, The series goes on as -4, -5, -6 and so on. Hence ' 68
' must be replaced by ' 67'.
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
2, 5, 10, 17, 25, 37,
~
2
10
25
37
5
%
The correct answer is 25, The series is 1x1 + 1, 2x2 + 1, 3x3 + 1 and so on. Hen
ce '25' must be replaced by ' 26'.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
0, 7, 26, 63, 126, 215, 342,
~
126
0
7
26
63
%
The correct answer is 126, The series goes on as 1x1x1 - 1, 2x2x2 - 1, 3x3x3 - 1
and so on. Hence ' 126' must be replaced by ' 124'. Numbers except ( c ) which
has 3 odd and one even number.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
0, 2, 6, 14, 20, 30, 42
~
14
20
30
42
2
%
The correct answer is 14, The sequence in the given series is +2, +4, +6, +8, +1
0, +12
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
529, 361, 289, 171, 121, 49
~
361
289
171
121
529
%
The correct answer is 171, The given series is 23x23,19x19,17x17,13x13,11x11,7x7
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
2, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14
~
7
10
12
14
2
%
The correct answer is 14, The sequence in the given series is +3, +2.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
5, 9, 15, 23, 34, 45, 59
~
94
34
45
59
5
%
The correct answer is 34, The sequence in the given series is +4, +6, +8, +10, +
12, +14
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
12, 23, 37, 49, 94, 73, 34, 21
~
94
73
34
21
12
%
The correct answer is 34, Consider first four numbers of the series: 12, 23, 37,
49. On reversing their digits, we get 21, 32, 73, 94. i.e. 94, 73, 32, 21. Thes
e are the next four numbers of the given series.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
336, 210, 120, 62, 24, 6, 0
~
62
24
6
0
336
%
The correct answer is 62,The terms of the given series are 7x7x7-7, 6x6x6-6, 5x5
x5-5, 4x4x4-4, 3x3x3-3, 2x2x2-2, 1x1x1-1
%
#
3
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
1, 2, 9, 35, 65, 126, 217
~
2
9
35
65
1
%
The correct answer is 35, The term of the given series are 0x0x0+1, 1x1x1+1, 2x2
x2+1, 3x3x3+1, 4x4x4+1, 5x5x5+1, 6x6x6+1
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
0, 3, 8, 15, 27, 35, 48
~
15
27
35
48
3
%
The correct answer is 27, The sequence in the given series is +3, +5, +7, +9, +1
1, +13
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
1, 6, 11, 22, 33, 46, 61
~
6
46
33
11
22
%
The correct answer is 11, Add 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 respectively in the 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th terms of the given series respectively to obtain the next ter
m. Hence the number 11 is wrong and must be replaced by 13.
%
#
4
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 18, 38, 78, 123, 128, 243
~
123
178
3
38
18
%
The correct answer is 38, Add 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, respectively in the 1st, 2
nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th terms of the given series respectively to obtain the
next term. Hence the number 38 is wrong and must be replaced by 43.
%
#
2
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
3, 10, 29, 60, 127, 218, 345
~
10
60
29
127
345
%
The correct answer is 60, The terms of the given series are 1x1x1+2, 2x2x2+2, 3x
3x3+2, 4x4x4+2, 5x5x5+2, 6x6x6+2 and 7x7x7+2. Hence the number 60 is wrong and
must be replaced by 66.
%
#
1
~
Find the number which does not belong to the series ?
2, 0, 5, 8, 17, 24, 37, 48
~
2
0
5
8
24
%
The correct answer is 2, The terms of the given series are 0x0+1, 1x1-1, 2x2+1,
3x3-1, 4x4+1, 5x5-1, 6x6+1 and 7x7-1 respectively. Hence the number 2 is wrong
which should be replaced by 1.
%
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