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Using Patterns

A pattern is a repeated sequence of numbers or objects.

 
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When a sequence of numbers is given, try to find how the next number is obtained starting with the first number.

Do you observe any patterns in the following numbers?
15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10

Subtracting 1 from the previous, starting with 15, we get the next number.

Now what is the pattern?

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

We add 1 to the previous number to get the next, starting with 10.

This pattern is a little more difficult:

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21

We add 3 to the previous number to get the next, starting with 3.

 
 
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