Sequence and Series Questions For GMAT

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Sequence and Series

Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) is one of the most prestigious competitive exams which thousands of students take every year who aspire to study abroad. With tantalizing GMAT score, you can get closer to seeking quality education. Being a reputable examination, it evaluates candidates on various parameters like the English Language, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude etc. which together offer many baffling questions. The perplexing one out of all is the sequence and series questions which most of us are scared of. Since they constitute a major part of the question paper, here is a blog to help you with a long list of some sequence and series questions to practice and fetch some alluring score in your GMAT exam.

List of Sequence and Series Questions

Here is a list of sequence and series questions to practice for your upcoming GMAT exam:

Q 1. Observe the series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23,___ what number should come next?

  1. 22
  2. 24
  3. 25
  4. 26

Q 2. 31, 290, 24, 22, 17, ___ what will come next?

  1. 15
  2. 14
  3. 13
  4. 12

Q 3. In the following series, pick out the wrong number: 131, 159, 189, 221, 245, 291 ___ 

  1. 291
  2. 221
  3. 159
  4. 245
  5. 189

Q 4. Have a look at this series and find out the wrong number: 1, 8, 66, 2758, 13785, 55146 

  1. 460
  2. 66
  3. 2758
  4. 8
  5. 55146

Q 5. Which number from the given options will come at the place of ‘?’: 600, 75, 12.5, ? 1.5625 

  1. 31.25
  2. 2.315
  3. 3.125
  4. 32.15
  5. 4.125

Q 6.  Find the correct replacement for ‘?’ in the given series: 132, 462, 175, 115.2, ?, 43.4  

  1. 60
  2. 78
  3. 66.5
  4. 52.5
  5. None of these

Q 7. Find out the incorrect number in the series: 3, 10, 19, 30, 42, 58, 75

  1. 42
  2. 19
  3. 10
  4. 58
  5. None of these 

Q 8. What will be the next number in the given series: 3, 5, 9, 17, 33__?

  1. 65
  2. 50
  3. 60
  4. 49
  5. None of these 

Q 9. What will be the number instead of ‘?’ in the given series: 15, 18, 16, 19, 17, 20, ?

  1. 23
  2. 16
  3. 22
  4. 18
  5. 21

Q 10. Find the correct replacement for the ‘?’ in the given sequence: 6, 4, 8, 23, ?, 385.25 

  1. 79.8
  2. 73
  3. 84.5
  4. 82
  5. 86

Q 11. What will be the next number in the below-mentioned series: 26, 144, 590, 1164,__

  1. 1296
  2. 1182
  3. 2059
  4. 1162
  5. 1171

Q 12. Find the correct number which will complete the given series: 30, 34, 43, 59, 84, 120, ____

  1. 130
  2. 148
  3. 169
  4. 153
  5. None of these 

Q 13. What will be the last number which will complete the given number series: 6, 22, 54, 102, 166,___

  1. 246
  2. 355
  3. 297
  4. 254
  5. None of these 

Q 14. Find out the missing number in the series: 3, 81,? , 1029, 2187, 3993 

  1. 375
  2. 192
  3. 648
  4. 575
  5. 243

Q 15. Find the next number in the below-mentioned series: 21, 26, 34, 45,  __?

  1. 60
  2. 56
  3. 61
  4. 59
  5. None of these

Tips and Trick to Understand Sequence

Number series is a form of a certain sequence where some numbers are intentionally or mistakenly put into the wrong order. Also, in some series, the numbers are missing. Given below is a set of tips and tricks to understand the concept well:

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  • Identify the set pattern that has been going on in the series. It would either be addition, multiplication or subtraction with the same number.
  • Look out for the number which is odd in the list or you could be asked to list down the next number following the series.
  • Solving these sequences and series questions would be a hit and trial method, thus you must gauge out the concept that has been followed in the series.
  • Also do not forget to recheck the concept you used to answer a particular question.
  • Since series and sequence questions are also asked under the logical reasoning sections, many questions can be solved in more than one or two ways. Thus, one must cross-check other ways as well.

Thus, we hope that this blog about the sequence and series questions has provided you with a long list of questions to practice. If you aspire to attain an alluring GMAT score, reach out to Leverage Edu and get enrolled in our engaging online classes for GMAT

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