Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams – Number Puzzles
In this, the questions are based on different number. This type of problem having figure which follows a particular rule for their different number. We have then asked to find a missing number by using same rule.
TYPES OF NUMBER PUZZLE
PATTERN 1 : SINGLE FIGURE PATTERN
Here, a clockwise pattern is being followed. If we move clockwise we can see that numbers are increasing. If we observe it more closely, we can crack the pattern which is
As, 4 x 2+2= 10,10 x 3 + 3=33 So, 33 x 4 + 4= 136
PATTERN 2 : MULTIPLE FIGURE PATTERN
Here, a series of figure is given. Checking the pattern in the first two figures, we have to find missing number in the third. If we observe the first two figure properly, we get an idea of the pattern.
As, 110 + 30 – 75 = 65,97 + 82 – 80 = 99 So, 103 + 25 – 67 = 61.
- The first step is to observe the figure and check if there is any familiar pattern in the given question.
- The second step is finding out the pattern.
- There is no need to memorize any pattern.
- All you need is to understand the concept and decipher the pattern