Practice Sequence Patterns

Difficulty: practice

A sequence is a set of numbers that are in order. To find the missing number or next number we first have to find a rule behind the sequence.

Example:
What is the next term in -2, 0, 3, 7?

Lets just break it down one step at a time.

How did it get from -2 to 0? 2 was added.
How did we get from 0 to 3? 3 was added.
How did we get from 3 to 7? 4 was added.

So what is the relationship between 2, 3 and 4?
We can see that the numbers increase by are increasing by 1.

So the next number in the sequence will be 7 + 5 = 12