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In this article we will list important questions about Series Number Sequence Practice Problems. Number series is an important section under quantitative or various government PSU, bank, GPS, SBI, PO clerk exams. If you are also preparing for these exams you should prepare and practice a lot in this section. It is also important to learn some basic tips and tricks to solve number series practice questions.We have further listed different type of number series sequences that are asked in exams. You should practise all of these different types of number series questions.
Number sequences questions usually consist of four to seven visible numbers along with a single missing number or, depending on the sequence’s complexity level, 2 or 3 missing numbers.
All term in the sequence meet a specific logical rule which needs to be recognised in order to find the missing terms.
While solving the number series you should always look for the sequence that series is going through. We have explained and given a simple question of each type of numbers in this question below you can also download them in PDF format.
1) Arithmetic Sequences
2) Geometric Sequences
3) Exponent Sequences
a. Perfect Squares
b. Perfect Cube Sequences
4) Two-Stage Sequences
5) Mixed Sequences
6) Alternating Sequences
7) Fibonacci Sequences
8) A Combination of Sequences’ Types
In arithmetic sequence questions, you will find that the differences between the numbers are obtained by adding, subtracting or performing both operations to the previous term.
Example:
Please choose one correct answer:
1 | ? | 5 | ? | 9 | 11
A) 2, 6
B) 3, 7
C) 2, 8
D) 3, 6
Geometric sequence questions address the ascent or descent of moving numbers.
Here, each term is obtained by multiplying, dividing or using both operations, to the previous term by a specific number or order of numbers.
Example:
Please choose one correct answer:
0 | 3/4 | 8/9 | 15/16 | 24/25 | ?
A) 29/28
B) 33/32
C) 35/36
D) 37/38
Exponent sequences display all terms as exponent numbers, moving in a specific order.
They can be broken down into 2 groups: 1) perfect square and 2) perfect cube sequences. Below is a breakdown of each group.
a. Perfect Squares
In perfect square sequences, all terms are perfect square numbers (x^{2}) moving in a specific order.
Example:
What is the following number in the series?
720 | 720 | 360 | ? | 30 | 6
A) 180
B) 120
C) 90
D) 60
b. Perfect Cube Sequences
In a perfect cube sequences, all terms are cubed numbers (x^{3}), also moving in a specific order.
Example:
0 | 3/4 | 8/9 | 15/16 | 24/25 | ?
A) 29/28
B) 33/32
C) 35/36
D) 37/38Answer Explanation
In Two-stage sequences you will find that the differences between consecutive terms form an arithmetic or a geometric sequence. Thus the logical rule needs to be discovered.
Example:
1 | ? | 5 | ? | 9 | 11
A) 2, 6
B) 3, 7
C) 2, 8
D) 3, 6Answer Explanation
Mixed sequences cover a single sequence with more than 1 arithmetic rule characterising it.
Example:
0 | 3/4 | 8/9 | 15/16 | 24/25 | ?
A) 29/28
B) 33/32
C) 35/36
D) 37/38
Here, a single sequence made of alternating terms form two independent sub-sequences and combine them.
Example:
3 | 8 | 15 | 24 | 35 | ?
A) 42
B) 36
C) 48
D) 46
Each term known as a Fibonacci number is the sum of the 2 preceding numbers in a sequence. The simplest Fibonacci sequence is: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.
Example:
Z2 | Y4 | X8 | W16 | ?
A) V32
B) S32
C) V24
D) S24
This sample question follows both set of rules found in two-stage sequences and exponent sequences.
Example:
3 | 3 | 3 | 6 | 3 | 9 | 3 | ?
A) 3
B) 27
C) 12
D) 6
Q1: 2 3 10 38 172
1 . 92
2. 10
3. 38
4. 25
Qus 2: 35 19 11 7 5 4.5 3.5
1. 4.5
2. 5
3. 11
4. 195. 7
Question 3: What should come in place of question mark ‘?’ in the following number series?1, 3, 7, 15, 31, ?
A) 63
B)70
C) 51
D) 41