Number Series Questions

Q:

Find the missing number in the series?

4, 18, ?, 100, 180, 294, 448

A) 48 B) 50
C) 58 D) 60
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 48

Explanation:

Take a Look at this series :

 

23 - 22 =  8 - 4 = 4  

33 - 32 = 27 - 9 = 18 

43 - 42 = 64 - 16 = 48  

53 - 52 = 125 - 25 = 100  

63 - 62 = 216 - 36 = 180 

73 - 72 = 343 - 49 = 294 

83 - 82 = 512 - 64 = 448

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419 25724
Q:

Find the missing number in the following series?

3, 5, 5, 19, 7, 41, 9, ?

A) 71 B) 61
C) 79 D) 69
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 71

Explanation:

Fiest series : 3, 5, 7, 9

Second series : 5, 19, 41, ?

 Difference of Second series are 14, 22, 30 etc

Next term is 41+30 i.e equal to 71

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Q:

1, 2, 3, 10, ?, 9802

A) 99 B) 199
C) 299 D) 999
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 99

Explanation:

2 = 12 + 13 = 22 - 110 = 32 + 1Now 102 - 1 = 999802 = 992 + 1

 

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Q:

Find out the wrong term in the series 2, 3, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16

A) 9 B) 12
C) 16 D) 8
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 9

Explanation:

The given sequence is a combination of three series:
i)1st, 4th, 7th terms i.e, 2, 4, 9
ii)2nd, 5th, 8th terms i.e, 3, 6, 12
iii)3rd, 6th, 9th terms i.e, 4, 8, 16
In each one of i, ii, iii, each term is twice the preceding term.
So, 9 is wrong and must be replaced by (4*2) = 8

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Q:

Find the wrong number in the series.

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

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

Explanation:

The difference of the two consecutive numbers are 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 35. 

This is clearly , +12, +22, +32, +42, +52,+62 

Here 35 is wrong, So our wrong number is 91

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Q:

What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series?

 132       156       ?         210          240          272 

A) 196 B) 182
C) 199 D) 204
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 182

Explanation:

The given series follows a logic that

11 x 12, 12 x 13, 13 x 14, 14 x 15, 15 x 16,...

So the missing number is 13 x 14 = 182

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Q:

8, 15, 28, 53, ?, 199

A) 101 B) 102
C) 103 D) 104
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 102

Explanation:

Here the series of the form is x2 - 1, x2 - 2, x2 - 3,...

 53 x 2 - 4 = 106 - 4 = 102

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Q:

Find out the wrong term in the series 2, 5, 10, 50, 500, 5000

A) 5000 B) 500
C) 10 D) 50
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 5000

Explanation:

Each term of the series is the product of the preceding two terms
So, 5000 is wrong and it must be replaced by (500*50) = 25000

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