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Number Series – This article provides you about how number series questions are coming in reasoning and maths exam. A sample of number series test, Math shortcut tricks & techniques.

What is Number Series?

A series is an informally speaking of numbers. it is the sum of the terms of a sequence. Finite terms and series are defined by first and last terms while infinite series is endless. Number series is a form of series in which particular numbers are present in a particular order and missing numbers are to find out, nowadays number series is an important part of each and every government exams, especially in banks. It acquires a high weight.

A series is solved by particular number series tricks, formulas, attitudes of a person. There are various types of series present in the exam. Series can be of many types of Numbers like Natural numbers, Whole numbers, Contagious numbers etc. A sequence is described as a list of elements with a particular order. Also, Check – How to Prepare for Bank Exams?

Different types of Number series?

There are multiple types of number series available –

  1. Integer Number Sequences – There are particular formulas tricks to solve number series. Each number series question is solved in a particular manner. This series is the sequence of real numbers decimals and fractions. Number series example of this is like 1.3.5.9….. etc. in which what should come next is Solved by number series shortcuts tricks performed by the candidate.
  2. Rational Number Sequences – These are the numbers which can be written as a fraction or quotient where numerator and denominator both consist of integers. An example of this series is ½, ¾, 1.75 and 3.25.
  3. Arithmetic Sequences – It is a mathematical sequence which consisting of a sequence in which the next term originates by adding a constant to its predecessor. It is solved by a particular formula given by the mathematics Xn = x1 + (n – 1)d. An example of this series is 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33, 38, in which number 5 is added to its next number.
  4. Geometric Sequences – It is a sequence consisting of a multiplying so as to group in which the following term starts the predecessor with a constant. The formula for this series is Xn= x1 r n-1. An example of this type of number sequence could be the following:
    2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, in which multiples of 2 are there.
  5. Square Numbers – These are also known as perfect squares in which an integer is the product of that integer with itself. Formula= Xn= n2. An example of this type of number sequence could be the following:
    1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, ..
  6. Cube Numbers – Same as square numbers but in these types of series an integer is the product of that integer by multiplying 3 times. Formula= Xn=N3. Example:-1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, 343, 512, 729, …
  7. Fibonacci Series – A sequence consisting of a sequence in which the next term originates by addition of the previous two
    Formula = F0 = 0 , F1 = 1
    Fn = Fn-1 + Fn-2. An example of this type of number sequence could be the following:
    0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, …

Shortcuts – Tricks for Number Series

Number Series puzzles can be solved by various tricks provided by mathematics.
Firstly check the direct formulas as in like check

  1. if all the numbers are prime, even or odd.
  2. If all the numbers are perfect squares or cubes.
  3. If all the numbers have a particular divisibility.
  4. If all the numbers are succeeding by some additions or subtraction or multiplications or divisions by a particular number or addition of their cubes and squares. Number series methods are teaches by a professional to a student so that number series can be solved quickly and correctly. Now comes the Number series questions for IBPS Exam.

How to Solve Number Series Problem?

Ans. As talked about over the number series problems are solved by some particular number series rules applied logically.There are various methods to solve number series like predict the next number ii.e which number will come next by applying rules like by adding, subtracting etc. or by applying various shortcut tricks.

What Types of questions asked in bank exams related to number series?

Ans. There are various types of questions asked in bank exams:-
Type I: In this kind of inquiries, a series of numbers is given with one number missing represented by a question mark. The Candidate has to select from the options available to correct option in place of the question mark.

The given sequences of numbers will be such that every number takes after its predecessor in the same way, i.e., according to a particular pattern. Hopefuls are required to figure out the right ways in which the sequence is formed and thereafter find out the number to finish the arrangement.

  1. 30, 34, 43, 59, 84, 120,?
    (1) 169
    (2) 148
    (3) 153
    (4) 176
    (5) None of these
    Solution: (1) The given pattern is:
    +22, 32, +42, + 62, +72
    So, missing term is 169=120 +72
  2. 40, 54, 82, ?, 180 ,250
    (1) 142
    (2) 124
    (3) 136
    (4) 163
    (5) None of these
    Solution: (2) The pattern is: +14, + 28, + 42, + 52, + 70
    So, missing term is 82 + 42=124

Type 2 – In this we are given a sequence of number. The whole sequence, except the odd number, follow a certain rule. You need to search that number which does not follow the rule.

  1. 0, 1,3,8,18,35,264
    (1) 62
    (2) 35
    (3) 18
    (4) 8
    (5) None of these
    Solution: (1) The pattern is +(02+1), +(12+1), + (22+1) ,+ (32+1), + (42+1), + (52+1)
    So, 62 is wrong and must be replaced by 35 + (52+1) = 62
  2. 1, 9, 125, 49, 729, 121, 2147
    (1) 2147
    (2) 729
    (3) 125
    (4) 1
    (5) None of these
    Solution: (1)

Some of the questions asked in number series previous papers –

Directions: (1-5) In each of these questions a number series is given. In each series stand out number isn’t right. Discover the wrong number. (IBPS CWE PO/MT Exam 2012)

  1. 5531 5506 5425 5304 5135 4910 4621
    (1) 5531
    (2) 5425
    (3) 4621
    (4) 5135
    (5) 5506
    Solution: The number should be 5555 in place of 5531.
    -72, -92, -112, -132, -152, -172…
    Ans: (1)
  2. 6 7 9 13 26 37 69
    (1) 7
    (2) 26
    (3) 69
    (4) 37
    (5) 9
    Solution: The number should be 21 in place of 26.
    +1, +2, +4, +8, +16, +32
    Ans: (2)
  3. 1 3 10 36 152 760 4632
    (1) 3
    (2) 36
    (3) 4632
    (4) 760
    (5) 152
    Solution: The number should be 770 In place of 760.
    ×1 +2, ×2 +4, ×3 +6, ×4 + 8, ×5 +10, ×6 + 12, …
    Ans: (4)
  4. 4 3 9 34 96 219 435
    (1) 4
    (2) 9
    (3) 34
    (4) 435
    (5) 219
    Solution: The series is 02+ 4, 12+2, 32+0, 62-2, 102-4, 152- 6,212 – 8…
    Hence, 435 should be replaced with 433
    Ans: (1)
  5. 157.5 45 15 6 3 2 1
    (1) 1
    (2) 2
    (3) 6
    (4) 157.5
    (5) 45
    Solution: The number should be 2 in place of 1.
    3.5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5, 1, .

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Logical Reasoning Questions For IBPS Exam

It’s a very easy way to secure higher marks in banks exams and interview. Read How to Prepare for Bank Exam Interview? you should also solve some number series practice sets with answers to know about number series rules. hope this article helpful to you. help other students by giving your concept and techniques. If you want to share something with us use our comment section and also ask for your queries.

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    1. 1. 2. 8. 33. 148
      1×1+1= 2
      2×2+4= 8
      8×3+9= 33
      33×4+16= 148

  1. 10 10 16 40 100 ?

    1. Is it 250

  2. Series question…..
    22 , 10 , 8 ,12 ,40 , ?

  3. How many rational numbers are there between -1/3 and 1/3?

  4. 4 3 9 34 96 219 435
    (1) 4
    (2) 9
    (3) 34
    (4) 435
    (5) 219
    Solution: The series is 02+ 4, 12+2, 32+0, 62-2, 102-4, 152- 6,212 – 8…
    Hence, 435 should be replaced with 433
    i didnt understood this .how this seris formed

  5. 15,8,9,?,32,82.5

      1. 15*.5+.5=8
        8*1+1=9
        9*1.5+1.5=15

  6. Solve this type of series
    4,1,-8,_,-20,29,-32,43

    1. 15 will b the answr

  7. wht will be answer of this following series

    4248,2112,1074,513,286.50,?

    1. 4248-2112=2136=(4248/2)+30
      2112-1074=1038=(2112/2)+42
      1074-513=561=(1074/2)+54
      513-286.5=226.5=(513/2)+66
      so, 286.5/2=113.25
      hence, next no. will be 113.25+66=179.25

    2. And: 179.25
      The series is
      From decreasing to increasing order
      X*2-6*10, X*2-6*8,….
      So the first number
      179.25*2-6*12=286.5

  8. What is next no. Of this question 3,5,8,13,21,34,35,?,
    Please explain

    1. u did typing mistake. its 55 not 35

    2. 89 is the next no
      The series is as follows 1st no is add to the 2nd no than the 3rd no is found.in this series 35 is replaced by 55 than you find automatically the correct answer.

    3. 3,3+5=8,8+5=13,13+21=34,34+35=69

      1. sorry..its 55 itself

  9. Sir muge iska solustion chaiye
    5+3+2 = 151022
    9+2+4 = 183652
    8+6+3 = 482466
    5+4+5 = 202541
    7+2+5 = ????

    1. 143547….7*2/7*5/(14+35)-2

    2. 7+2+5= first step- multiply first two digits = 14
      second step – multiply first and last digits =35
      third step – add 14+35 = 49
      fourth step – 49-2(second digit)= 47
      Answer 143547

    3. 5*3=15
      5*2=10 then add both number
      15+10=25 then sub from 3 means 25-3=22
      152022
      Similarly
      9*2=18
      9*4=36 then add both number 18+36=54
      Then sub middle digit 54-2=52
      183652
      Similarly
      7*2=14
      7*5=35 then add both number 14+35=49
      Then sub from middle digit 49-2=47
      Ans is 143547

    4. 7×2=14
      7×5=35
      14+35=49
      49-2=47
      =143547

    5. 7+2+5 = 143547
      7×2= 14
      7×5= 35
      7×[2+5]-2. [ bich wala number (-2)]
      7×7-2= 47

  10. sir bank mack online practic set ke solution kaha milenge

    1. You should visit Online Practice Test.

  11. dear sir wht would be the ans of my post query. plzz ans me sir asap

  12. 720 180 176 44 40 10 __ __
    i- 6,2 i i) 8,6 i i i) 6,4 i v) 4,2

    1. dear ashish tomar
      its answer is 5 option ie 4,2.

      1. 6 1.5 is right answer.

    2. 720/4= 180 180-4= 176.
      176/4= 44. 44-4= 40
      40/4= 10. 10-4= 6

  13. Can anyone please explain this series.

    ODD ONE OUT:

    4 3 9 34 96 219 435

    Thanks

  14. In above given type 1 number series ques
    is the pattern additions of squares?
    30+4,34+9,43+16,59+25,84+36, 120 +49 =>169

    Can you plz explain the published solution.

    1. First no. Ke bad 2,3,4,5….ka square add kiya h.

  15. sir
    . i forget to take print out of ibps rrb officer assistant 2015 application form.my reg. no. is 1430058445 and pass:-LF2N59SP.pls send to ankitece2011@gmail.com and tell me how to download it again.plsss rply fast

  16. respected sir,
    ibps clerk ka paper kya hindi medium me ata hai…..??????please tell me…

    1. hindi and english dono me ata h hme choose karna hota h

      1. hello mam series ko solve krne ki koi shortcut trick h kya

    2. yes hind and english

      1. Plz hepl sir in english dear

    3. Ibps ke sbki exam hindi eng dono languages m aate hai.

    4. Hindi and enlish both ,u choose whatever u want

    5. yes deepali ibps clerk paper Hindi or English dono hi language mai aata hh.

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