Examples of Number Patterns in Mathematics, deals with various concepts which are as under:-

- Number Patterns
- Increasing Number Patterns
- Decreasing Number Patterns

### Examples of Number Patterns in Mathematics – Number Patterns

**Example 1**

Find the missing number in the given figure,assuming 12 as starting point ?

**Explanation:**

In the given figure we can observe, that the number on right of any given number is 2 more than the previous number For example, number after 12 is (12+2) = 14

number after 14 is (14+2) = 16 and so on.

Therefore to get the missing number we need to add 2 to the previous number So, 18 + 2 = 20

So the missing number is 20

### Examples of Number Patterns in Mathematics – Increasing Number Patterns

**Example 2**

Find the next term of the series .

8 , 11 , 14 , 17 , ___

**Explanation:**

In the given series

8 , 11 , 14 , 17 , ___

8 + 3 = 11

11 + 3 = 14

14 + 3 = 17

We have observed that, every number is 3 more than the previous number. Therefore to get the next number of the series we need to add 3 to the previous number

So, we can write the next numbers as

17 + 3 = 20

Therefore the next term of the series is 20

**Example 3**

Find the next term of the series

3 , 6 , 10 , 15 , ___

**Explanation:**

In the given series

3 , 6 , 10 , 15 , ___

3 + 3 = 6

6 + 4 = 10

10 + 5 = 15

We have observed that, every number is increased by 3 , 4 , 5 and so on

Therefore to get the next number of the series we need to add 6 to the previous number

So,

15 + 6 = 21

Hence the next number of the series is 21

**Example 4**

Find the next term of the series

6 , 12 , 24 , 48 , ____

**Explanation:**

In the given series

6 , 12 , 24 , 48 , ____

6 x 2 = 12

12 x 2 = 24

24 x 2 = 48

We have observed that, every number is 2 times the previous number. Therefore to get the next number of the series we need to multiply the previous number by 2

So, we can write the next numbers as

48 x 2 = 96

Therefore the next term of the series is 96

### Examples of Number Patterns in Mathematics – Decreasing Number Patterns

**Example 5**

In the given series Find the next term of the series

27 , 26 , 25 , 24 , ___

**Explanation:**

27 , 26 , 25 , 24 , ___

27 – 1 = 26

26 – 1 = 25

25 – 1 = 24

We have observed that, every number is 1 less than the previous number. Therefore to get the next number of the series we need to subtract 1 from the previous number

So, we can write the next numbers as

24 – 1 = 23

Therefore the next term of the series is 23

**Example 6**

Find the next term of the series

12 , 11 , 9 , 6 , ____

**Explanation:**

In the given series

12 , 11 , 9 , 6 , ____

12 – 1 = 11

11 – 2 = 9

9 – 3 = 6

Since, each number is decreased by 1 , 2 , 3 and so on to its previous number

Therefore to get the missing number, we need to subtract 4 from the previous number

So,

6 – 4 = 2

Hence the next number of the series is 2

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