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**Q1. Here is the number series to solve, if:59 + 86 = 855530 + 75 = 3150100 + 89 = 1890037 + 60 = ???**

Find the missing number.

**Answer: **3589 i.e. (37+60)*37

30*(30+75) = 3150

**Logic: **The logic is addition of both number multiplied by first number i.e.(59 + 86)*59=8555

**Q2. Second question in the series is:31 + 6 = 77517 + 47 = -51024 + 48 = -57629 + 79 = ??? **

what will be the missing number?

**Answer: **-1450 i.e. (29-79)*29

(17-47)*17 = -510

**Logic: **The logic is subtraction of both number multiplied by first number i.e.(31 – 6)*31=775

**Q3. Third question in the series is:**

10 + 59 = 79

36 + 6 = 78

95 + 40 = 230

33 + 51 = **???**

– what will be the missing number here?**Answer: **117 i.e. 2*33 + 51

2*36 + 6 = 78

**Logic: **The logic is 2 multiplied by first number plus second number i.e.(10*2 + 59)=79.

**Q4. What is the next number in the series:**

**42 , 21.0 , 10.5 , 5.25 , ?**

Ans. 2.625

42/2, 21/2, 10.5/2 and 5.25/2.

**Logic: **Second number is half of first one, 3rd number is half of second one and so on i.e.42/2, 21.0/2 and so on.

**Q5. Guess next number in the series:**

**44, 22.0 , 11.0 , 5.5 , ?**

Ans. 2.75 i.e. 5.5/2

44/2, 22/2, 11/2 and 5.5/2.

**Logic: **Second number is half of first one, 3rd number is half of second one and so on i.e.44/2, 22.0/2 and so on.

**Q6. Guess next number in the series:**

**8, 64 , 512 , 4096 , ?**

Ans. 32,768.

i.e. 8^1, 8^2, 8^3, 8^4 and 8^5.

**Logic: **The series is square, cube, ^4 and so on i.e. 8*8 , 8*8*8 etc.

**Q7. What’s the next number in the series:**

**2 , 4 , 8 , 16 , ?**

Ans. 32 i.e. 16*2 or 2^5

2, 2*2 = 4, 2*2*2 = 8, 2*2*2*2 = 16 and 2*2*2*2*2 = 32

**Logic: **The series is square, cube, ^4 and so on i.e. 2, 2*2, 2*2*2 and so on.

**Q8. Guess the next number in the series: **

**4 , 5 , 7 , 10 , ?**

Ans. 14 i.e. 10 + 4

4 + 1 = 5, 5 + 2 = 7, 7 + 3 = 10 and 10 + 4 = 14

**Logic: **Second number is (1st number + 1), third number is (2nd number + 2), 4th is (3rd number + 3) and so on.

**Q9. What will be the next number in the series:**

**13 , 15 , 19 , 25 , ?**

Ans. 33 i.e. 25 + 8

13 + 2 = 15, 15 + 4 = 19, 19 + 6 = 25 and 25 + 8 – 33**Logic: **Second number is (1st number + 2), third number is (2nd number + 4), 4th is (3rd number + 6) and so on.

**Q10. Find the missing number in the series:**

**6 , 8 , ?? , 18 , 26, 36**

Ans. 12 i.e.8 + 4

6+2=8 , 8+4=12 , 12+6=18 , 18+8=26, 26+10=36.**Logic: **Second number is (1st number + 2), third number is (2nd number + 4), 4th is (3rd number + 6) and so on.

**Q11. Identify the missing number in the series:**

**28 , 31 , ?? , 37 , 40 , 43**

Ans. 34 i.e.31 + 3.

28+3=31,31+3=34,34+3=37,37+3=40,**Logic: **Second number is (1st number + 3), third number is (2nd number + 3), 4th is (3rd number + 3) and so on.i.e. every other number is previous number plus 3.

**Q12. Identify the missing number in the series:**

**20 , 23 , ?? , 32 , 38 , 45**

Ans. 27 i.e.23 + 4

20+3=23,23+4=27,27+5=32,32+6=38,38+7=45.**Logic:** First number + 3 = 2nd number, second number + 4 = 3rd number, third number + 5 = 4th number and so on.

**Q13. Find the missing number in the series:**

**2 , 2 , ?? , 12 , 48 , 240**

Ans.4 i.e. 2**2=4*.

2*1=2 , 2*2=4 , 4*3=12 , 12*4=48 , 48*5=240.**Logic:** First number1 = 2nd number, second number2 = 3rd number, third number*3 = 4th number and so on.

**Q14. Find the missing number in the series:**

**14 , 29 , 43 , ?? , 71 , 85**

Ans.57 i.e.(14*4+1)=57

14*2+1=29 , 14*3+1=43 , 14*4+1=57 , 14*5+1=71 , 14*6+1=85.**Logic:** 1st number *2 + 1 = second, 1st number * 3 + 1 = third and so on.

**Q15. Find the missing number in the series:**

**6 , 14 , 21 , ?? , 35 , 42**

Ans.28 i.e.(6**4+4)=28 *

6*2+2=14 , 6*3+3=21 , 6*4+4=28 , 6*5+5=35 , 6*6+6=42.**Logic:** 1st number *2 + 2 = second, 1st number * 3 + 3 = third, 1st number * 4 + 4 = fourth and so on.

**Q16. A car crosses a 1200 m long road in 2 minutes. What will be it’s speed in km per hour? **

**A. 11.88 **

**B. 18.0 **

**C. 21.6 **

**D. 36.0 **

**Answer:** 36.0 km/h i.e. [(1200/1000) / (2/60)]

**Logic:** Converting 1200 to kilometer by dividing it by 1000 and converting 2 to hour by dividing it by 60 and dividing both.

**Q17. Next number in the series is: **

**18, 21 , 19, 22, 20, ??**

**Ans:** 23 i.e. 20 + 3 = 23

18, 18 + 3 = 21, 21 – 2 =19 and so on i.e. +3 and then -2 in alternate numbers.**Logic:** This is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 3 is added; in the second, 2 is subtracted and so on.

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