Number Series Questions

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

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

401 34821
Q:

Find the next number in the given sequence?

11, 17, 39, 85, ?

 A) 133 B) 143 C) 153 D) 163

Explanation:

Her the given number series is 11, 17, 39, 85, ?

Hence, the next number in the given sequence is 163.

19 33718
Q:

What is the next number of the following sequence ?

21, 77, 165, 285, ......

 A) 404 B) 415 C) 426 D) 437

Explanation:

21 = $\inline \fn_jvn \small 5^{2}-4$
77 = $92-4$
165 = $132-4$
285 = $172-4$

5,9,13,17,21,(+4)...
In the same way next no. will be
$212-4$ = 441 - 4 = 437

41 32211
Q:

Find the wrong number in the series

7, 28, 63, 124, 215, 342, 511

 A) 28 B) 124 C) 215 D) 342

Explanation:

Here the number follows the given rule

But 28 has been given in problem series.

so 28 is wrong number.

125 31764
Q:

7, 8, 18, 57, ?, 1165, 6996

 A) 228 B) 542 C) 232 D) 415

Explanation:

Here 2nd number = (1st number x 1 )+1

3rd number = (2nd number x 2 +2)

4th number = (3rd number x 3 )+3 and so on..

Therefore, 5th number = (4th number x 4) +4 =57 x 4 + 4 =232.

164 29847
Q:

Find the missing number in the following series?

2, 3, 10, 39, ?, 885

 A) 128 B) 156 C) 172 D) 189

Explanation:

Take a Look at the below sereies

$2×1+12=3$

$3×2+22=10$

$10×3+32=39$

$39×4+42=172$

$172×5+52=885$

69 27840
Q:

Choose the missing terms out of the given alternatives Z, X, S, I, R, R, ?, ?

 A) J, I B) K, M C) G, I D) J, K

Explanation:

Z - 2 = X
X - 5 = S
S - 10 = I
I - 17 = R
R - 26 = R
R - 37 = G
G - 50 = I
The series 2, 5, 10, 17, 26, 37, 50 is obtained by the pattern +3, +5, +7, +9, . . . .

187 26803
Q:

Find the missing term in the following series ?

10000, 11000, 9900, 10890, ?, 10781

 A) 10423 B) 9801 C) 10241 D) 9712

Explanation:

Clearly, alternatively we add and subtract 10% of a term to obtain the next term of the series.
Thus, 10000 + (10% of 10000)= 11000;
11000 - (10% of 11000) = 9900;
9900 + (10% of 9900)  = 10890;
10890 - (10% of 10890) = 9801.
9801 + (10% of 9801)  = 9801+980 = 10781.
So, missing term = 10890- (10% of 10890)= 9801.