What number comes next in the pattern: 7, 16, 8, 27, 9?

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  • 1. Try to notice the differences in each of the following pair of numbers:

    7 to 16: +9

    16 to 8: -8

    8 to 27: +19

    27 to 9: -18

    1. Do you see a pattern here? From 7 to 16, 9 was added; from 16 to 8, 8 was subtracted; from 8 to 27, 19 was added; from 27 to 9, 18 was subtracted.

    2. If this pattern continues, then the sixth number would be 38, which would be 9 + 29. The seventh number would be 10, or 38 - 28.

  • I split the sequences into two:

  • From: 7, 16, 8, 27, 9

    to: 7, 8, 9

    and: 16, 27, so the next number is 38.

  • Just to show you that there can be more than one LOGICAL answer for a pattern of numbers...

    7, 16, 8, 27, 9,

    follows this rule:

    double and add 2, then take (1/2), then triple and add 3, then take (1/3), then quadruple and add 4, then ...

    which would yield this pattern:

    7, 16, 8, 27, 9, 40, 10, 55, 11, and so on...

    Questions like these are exercises in futility !!

  • 1. You have the sequential numbers 7,8,9. In between you have 16,27. The next number should be 11 more.

    1. 16 is 9 more than 7. 27 is 19 more than 8. If we keep adding 10, the next number should be 29 more than 9.

    Either way the answer is 38.

  • There is more than one answer 7 8 9 10 is obvious

    8 x2 =16 9x3=27 10x 4=40 11x5=55

  • That is not "a" pattern. It is five numbers, which could be followed by ANY number.

    7, 16, 8, 27, 9, 1, .... is part of a pattern.

    7, 16, 8, 27, 9, 44, ... is ALSO part of a pattern.

    Also it could be

    7, 16, 8, 27, 9, -3.14, ...

    Or any other number you care to write.

  • Lots of possibilities. If its 7-8-9 and 2^4-3^3 then 4^2 is 16.

  • 10

  • 7, 16, 8, 27, 9, ...

    38 comes next

  • 9+29=38

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