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Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next.

2 44 4 41 6 38 8


A. 10 12
B. 35 32
C. 34 9
D. 35 10
E. 10 52

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

Explanation: Here, there are two alternating patterns, one addition and one subtraction. The first starts with 2 and increases by 2; the second starts with 44 and decreases by 3.



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17 32 19 29 21 26 23


A. 25 25
B. 20 22
C. 23 25
D. 25 22
E. 27 32

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option C

Explanation: Here, there are two alternating patterns. The first begins with 17 and adds 2; the second begins with 32 and subtracts 3.



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17 14 14 11 11 8 8


A. 8 5
B. 5 2
C. 8 2
D. 5 5
E. 5 8

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

Explanation: In this simple subtraction with repetition series, each number is repeated, then 3 is subtracted to give the next number, which is then repeated, and so on.



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10 34 12 31 14 28 16


A. 25 18
B. 30 13
C. 19 26
D. 18 20
E. 25 22

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

Explanation: Two patterns alternate here. The first pattern begins with 10 and adds 2 to each number to arrive at the next; the alternating pattern begins with 34 and subtracts 3 each time.



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11 14 14 17 17 20 20


A. 23 23
B. 23 26
C. 21 24
D. 24 24
E. 24 27

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

Explanation: This is a simple addition series with repetition. It adds 3 to each number to arrive at the next, which is repeated before 3 is added again.



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