**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.

**Example 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.

**Solved Example on Pattern**

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.

**Related Terms for Pattern**

- Number
- Rule
- Sequence