Odd Man Out and Series Questions

Q:

Insert the missing number.

7, 26, 63, 124, 215, 342, (....)

A) 391 B) 421
C) 481 D) 511
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 511

Explanation:

Numbers are (23 - 1), (33 - 1), (43 - 1), (53 - 1), (63 - 1), (73 - 1) etc.

So, the next number is (83 - 1) = (512 - 1) = 511.

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Insert the missing number.

8, 7, 11, 12, 14, 17, 17, 22, (....)

A) 20 B) 22
C) 24 D) 27
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 20

Explanation:

There are two series (8, 11, 14, 17, 20) and (7, 12, 17, 22) increasing by 3 and 5 respectively.

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Q:

Find the odd man out?

396, 462, 572, 427, 671, 264.

A) 671 B) 462
C) 427 D) 264
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 427

Explanation:

In each number except 427, the middle digit is the sum of other two.

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Q:

Find out the wrong number in the given sequence of numbers.

1, 2, 6, 15, 31, 56, 91

A) 31 B) 91
C) 56 D) 15
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 91

Explanation:

1, 1 + 12 = 2, 2 + 22 = 6, 6 + 32 = 15, 15 + 42 = 31, 31 + 52 = 56, 56 + 62 = 92

Last number of given series must be 92 not 91.

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Q:

Find the odd man out.

2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50, 64

A) 50 B) 37
C) 26 D) 64
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 64

Explanation:

(1*1)+1 , (2*2)+1 , (3*3)+1 , (4*4)+1 , (5*5)+1 , (6*6)+1 , (7*7)+1 , (8*8)+1

But, 64 is out of pattern.

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