What is the next number? 2, 7, 8, 3, 12, 9

Answer: 13

Understanding Number Sequences

The given sequence alternates between subtracting and adding a number that increases by 1 each time. Starting with 2, subtract 1 to get 1, add 2 to get 3, subtract 3 to get 0, add 4 to get 4, subtract 5 to get -1, and add 6 to get 5. Continuing this pattern, the next number after 2, 7, 8, 3, 12, 9 is 13 (9 subtract 6 to get 3, add 10 to get 13). Recognizing patterns in number sequences is an important aspect of mathematical problem-solving. It enhances logical thinking and is used in various academic and professional fields, such as computer science, cryptography, and engineering, where pattern recognition is crucial.

FAQ on Pattern Recognition

What comes next? 1, 4, 9, 16, 25

36

What is the next number? 10, 13, 16, 19

22

What comes next in the sequence? 5, 10, 20, 40

80

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