In math patterns we need to find the next counting numbers in the series to maintain an order. We need to find the exact missing number that from the group of numbers. The counting numbers may be counting up or counting down. We need to find the missing numbers that completes are counting.

How to find a missing counting number in a sequence or pattern?

To
find a missing counting number in a sequence or pattern:First we need
to determine if the order of the counting numbers is in ascending order
(from smaller number it’s getting larger in value) or descending order
(from larger number it’s becoming smaller in value).

Then we need to find the difference between the numbers that are next to each other.

Now we need to use the difference between the numbers to find the missing number.**For Example:**

Find the missing number: 19, 17, ?, 13.**Solution:**

Let’s observe step – by – step:

**(i)** The order of numbers is going downwards or decreasing or descending (from larger number it’s becoming smaller in value).**(ii)** The difference between each numbers is 19 - 17 = 2**(iii)** Since the order is in descending order subtract 2 from 17. Then the missing number is 15.

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