Number Series Practice Questions

Number Series Practice Questions

Tests such as the Ontario Police, Canadian Armed Forces Entrance Test, COOP, HSPT

**1. Consider the following series: 6, 12, 24, 48. What number should****come next?**

a. 48

b. 64

c. 60

d. 96

**2. Consider the following series: 5, 6, 11, 17. What number should****come next?**

a. 28

b. 34

c. 36

d. 27

**3. Consider the following series: 26, 21, …, 11, 6. What is the missing****number?**

a. 27

b. 23

c. 16

d. 29

**4. Consider the following series:23, …, 31, 37. What is the missing****number?**

a. 19

b. 27

c. 29

d. 30

**5. Consider the following series: 3, 6, 11, 18. What number should****come next?**

a. 30

b. 27

c. 22

d. 29

**6. Consider the following series: 26, 24, 20, 14. What number should****come next?**

a. 6

b. 18

c. 12

d. 8

**7. Consider the following series: 6, 8, 4, 10, 18, 22. What number****should come next?**

a. 34

b. 32

c. 24

d. 26

**8. Consider the following series: L, O, R, …, X. What is the missing****letter?**

a. S

b. U

c. T

d. M

**9. Consider the following series: X, Z, B, D. What number should****come next?**

a. E

b. F

c. G

d. H

**10. Consider the following series: 25, 33, 41, 49. What number****should come next?**

a. 51

b. 55

c. 59

d. 57

## Answer Key

**1. D**

The numbers double each time.

**2. A**

Each number is the sum of the previous two numbers.

**3. C**

The numbers decrease by 5 each time.

**4. C**

The numbers are primes (divisible only by 1 and themselves).

**5. B**

The interval, beginning with 3, increases by 2 each time.

**6. A**

The interval, beginning with 2, increases by 2, and is subtracted each time.

**7. B**

Each number is the sum of the previous and the number 2 places to the

left.

**8. B**

There are two letters missing between each one, so U is next.

**9. B**

Miss a letter each time and ‘loop’ back, so F is next.

**10. D**

The numbers increase by 8.

Written by: **Modified:** September 13th, 2017**Published:** May 12th, 2014

Answer for number series, 7b should be 2 places not 3

Thanks for your sharp eye! got it!

thank you (:

Are you open to explaining #7 a bit more? I am a bit confused by it. Thanks.

Here is the sequence 6, 8, 4, 10, 18, 22.

so – it is the sum of the number and the number 2 spaces back. Starting at 4 as we don’t know the number before 6, 6 + 4 = 10, then 8 + 10 = 18, and 22 + 10 = 32.