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Number patterns are a snap!
To solve them's easy; that's a fact...
Just learn to count, add, or subtract!

I like working with numbers because there are so many patterns that I understand. When you count, you add one each time, unless you're counting by twos, or threes. Counting is nothing more than adding. Want to try some easy ones?

 3, 6, 9, , , , 21 26, 28, 30, , , 36 181, 184, 187, , 9219, 9226, , 9240 167, 177, 187, , 98, 90, 82, , 16984, 17985, 18986,

Sometimes, the pattern does two things. It might go up three and down one every other time, like 14, 17, 16, 19, 18, 21, 20...

Or, it could go up three and down one every step! We put these kinds of patterns into tables called function rules. So, in the first column, the rule is multiply by 2, subtract 3.

 4 5 5 7 10 17 50 97 100 197
multiply by 2, subtract 3
 4 24 5 28 10 50 208 100
 4 11 5 14 10 29 50 149 100 299

What's the pattern?

 4 . . . . . . . . .

Fill in the numbers. The pattern is: multiply by 4, add 2.

Check

Try a Guess the Number Puzzle!

 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 181, 184, 187, 190, 193 9219, 9226, 9233, 9240 167, 177, 187, 197, 207 98, 90, 82, 74, 66 16984, 17985, 18986, 19987

The pattern is: Multiply by 3, subtract 1.

 4 18 5 22 10 42 50 202 100 402