# Logical Reasoning - Number Series - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Number Series - Type 1 (Q.No. 5)
Directions to Solve
In each series, look for the degree and direction of change between the numbers. In other words, do the numbers increase or decrease, and by how much

5.
Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?
12
14
27
53
Explanation:
In this series, each number is repeated, then 13 is subtracted to arrive at the next number.
Discussion:
83 comments Page 1 of 9.

Debabrot Assam Gohpur said:   1 month ago
It's an easy trick.

53-40 = 13.
40-27 = 13.
27-14 = 13.
So, 14 is the correct answer.
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Nivetha said:   1 month ago
Option: B is the right answer.

53 - 13 = 40,
40 - 13 = 27,
27 - 13 = 14.
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Kommiriswetha said:   2 months ago
It's very useful to improve my skills. Thanks, everyone.
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Ananya said:   4 months ago
Thanks for the explanation @Sowmya.
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Tejas said:   1 year ago
Thanks everyone for explaining the answer.
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Sowmya said:   1 year ago
53 - 13 = 40.
40 - 13 = 27,
27 - 13 = 14.
So, the answer is 14 .
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Rupesh Kumar Yadav said:   2 years ago
53 - 13 = 40.
40 - 13 = 27.

27-13 = 14.
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Shine said:   2 years ago
(53+27)/2 = 80,
80/2= 40,
So,(40+x)/2 = 27,
Therefore, x = 14.
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Shyamsundar Maity said:   2 years ago
Very good. Thanks.
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Sudhakar said:   4 years ago
53,53,40,40,27,27....?

Here the one more trick,

(5+3=8),(5+3=8),(4+0=4),(4+0=4),(2+7=9),(2+7=9),(1+4=5),(1+4=5)
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