Pattern

Definition of Pattern

A Pattern constitutes a set of numbers or objects in which all the members are related with each other by a specific rule.

More About Pattern

  • Pattern is also known as sequence.
  • There can be finite or infinite number of members in a pattern.

Examples of Pattern

    Examples of  Pattern
    The above pattern contains 2 identical groups with each group having 3 different images, a star followed by a bar, which is followed by 3 dots.

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Solved Example on Pattern

Ques: Find the next three terms of the following pattern. 81, 79, 77, ___, ___, ___,...

    Choices:
    A. 79, 81, and 83
    B. 83, 81, and 79
    C. 75, 73, and 71
    D. 79, 77, and 75
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

    Step 1: The rule for the pattern is to count down by 2 repeatedly and continue the sequence to find the next 3 terms.
    Step 2: So, the next three terms in the sequence are 75, 73, and 71.