- In Number Series we have to first observe the pattern of Series, Whether the numbers are decreasing or increasing and by how much they are doing so.

- 1. Look at this series: 97, 97, 97, 81, 81, 81, 65, 65, 65 ... What number should come next?

A.45

B.33

C.43

D.38

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:**In this series, each number is repeated, then 16 is subtracted to arrive at the next number.**

- 2. Look at this series: 49, 46, 51, 48, 53, 50, ... What number should come next?

A.54

B.58

C.45

D.55

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

Explanation:**In this simple alternating subtraction and addition series; 3 is subtracted, then 5 is added, and so on.**

- 3. Look at this series: 74, 71, 69, 66, 64, ... What number should come next?

A.60

B.61

C.59

D.58

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:**This is an alternating number subtraction series. First, 3 is subtracted, then 2, then 3, and so on.**

- 4. Look at this series: 17, 24, 21, 28, ... What number should come next?

A.33

B.28

C.32

D.35

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:**This is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 7 is added; in the second, 3 is subtracted.**

- 5. Look at this series: 14, 7, (7/2), (7/4), ... What number should come next?

A.1/8

B.3/8

C.7/8

D.5/8

Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:**28/2 = 14**

14/2 = 7

7/2 = 7/2

(7/2)/2 = 7/4

(7/4)/2 = 7/8 and so on.

14/2 = 7

7/2 = 7/2

(7/2)/2 = 7/4

(7/4)/2 = 7/8 and so on.

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