# Logical Reasoning - Number Series

Exercise : Number Series - Type 3
Directions to Solve
Look carefully for the pattern, and then choose which pair of numbers comes next.

1.
42 40 38 35 33 31 28
25 22
26 23
26 24
25 23
26 22
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This is an alternating subtraction series in which 2 is subtracted twice, then 3 is subtracted once, then 2 is subtracted twice, and so on.

2.
6 10 14 18 22 26 30
36 40
33 37
38 42
34 36
34 38
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This simple addition series adds 4 to each number to arrive at the next.

3.
8 12 9 13 10 14 11
14 11
15 12
8 15
15 19
8 5
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This is an alternating addition and subtraction series, in which the addition of 4 is alternated with the subtraction of 3.

4.
36 31 29 24 22 17 15
13 11
10 5
13 8
12 7
10 8
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This is an alternating subtraction series, which subtracts 5, then 2, then 5, and so on.

5.
3 5 35 10 12 35 17
22 35
35 19
19 35
19 24
22 24
Answer: Option
Explanation:
This is an alternating addition series, with a random number, 35, interpolated as every third number. The pattern of addition is to add 2, add 5, add 2, and so on. The number 35 comes after each "add 2" step/