Finding patterns in problems can help you understand what is happening. Once you identify a pattern, you can more easily predict what will happen next. 
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Example 1: Do you observe any patterns in the following numbers? Subtracting 1 from the previous, starting with 5, obtains the next number. Example 2: What is the pattern in the following sequence? We add 1 to the previous number to get the next, starting with ‘0’. Can you predict the next number in the sequence? It is 5 + 1 or 6. Example 3: Guess the geometric shape in the following patterns: 

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