Number Pattern is a list of numbers that follow a certain rule.

More About Number Patterns

Some of the different types of number patterns are listed below: Arithmetic Sequence: An Arithmetic Sequence is formed by adding a particular value each time to the value just before it. Geometric Sequence: A Geometric Sequence is formed by multiplying a particular value each time to the value just before it. Fibonacci Sequence: The Fibonacci Sequence starts with 0 and the sequence is formed by adding the two previous numbers.

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Examples of Number Patterns

1, 3, 5, 7, 9,... is an arithmetic sequence as 2 is added each time to find the next term of the pattern
1, 2, 4, 8,... is a geometric sequence as 2 is multiplied each time to find the next term of the pattern.
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,... is a Fibonacci sequence where the next number of the pattern is formed by adding 1 to the previous number.

Solved Example on Number Patterns

Ques: Find the next two numbers in the number pattern. 2, 4, 8, ___, ___,...

Choices:

A. 12, 17
B. 12, 14
C. 16, 32
D. 16, 62
Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: The given pattern is obtained by multiplying 2 to each number to get the next number in the pattern.
Step 2: The next two numbers in the pattern are 16, 32. [2 × 8 = 16, 2 × 16 = 32.]