# Number Pattern Word Problems

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## Number Pattern Word Problems Answer Key

1.

The teacher wrote the following numerical pattern on the board:

5, 11, 17, 23, 29

The teacher then asked the students to write a similar pattern. Which set of numbers follows the teacher's pattern?

5, 11, 17, 23, 29

The teacher then asked the students to write a similar pattern. Which set of numbers follows the teacher's pattern?

- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
- 3, 6, 9, 12, 15
- 2, 8, 14, 20, 26
- 1, 4, 7, 10, 13

2.

Kiki used a rule to make the number pattern shown below.

48, 52, 56, 60, 64

Which group of numbers has a pattern similar to the one Kiki used?

48, 52, 56, 60, 64

Which group of numbers has a pattern similar to the one Kiki used?

- 58, 62, 66, 70, 74
- 58, 61, 65, 68, 72
- 55, 59, 60, 64, 67
- 55, 57, 59, 61, 63

3.

Bruce made a pattern using a two-step rule in which he first multiplies and then subtracts. He started with 5 and used the two-step rule to make the pattern, as shown below.

5, 10, 8, 16, 14, 28, 26, ?

Which number should Bruce write next in the pattern?

5, 10, 8, 16, 14, 28, 26, ?

Which number should Bruce write next in the pattern?

- 24
- 26
- 52
- 56

4.

Nathan created the numerical pattern shown below in math class:

4, 13, 22, 31, 40

Which of the following patterns is similar to the one Nathan created?

4, 13, 22, 31, 40

Which of the following patterns is similar to the one Nathan created?

- 25, 34, 43, 52, 61
- 26, 35, 45, 56, 68
- 27, 36, 46, 55, 65
- 28, 41, 54, 67, 80

5.

A community started an adult softball league. The first year there were 19 players. The next year there were 23 players. The third year there were 27 players and the fourth year 31 players. If this pattern continues, how many players will there be in the sixth year?

- 35
- 33
- 43
- 39

6.

Johnny used the rule "double the number" to create the pattern below.

3, 6, 12, 24, ...

Which pair of numbers is part of the pattern?

3, 6, 12, 24, ...

Which pair of numbers is part of the pattern?

- 36, 72
- 48, 72
- 96, 144
- 96, 192
- None of the above

7.

Ayana used a two step rule to create a pattern. First she added and then she multiplied. She started with 4 and use the two-step pattern to create the pattern shown below.

4, 6, 12, 14, 28, 30, 60

Which number should Ayana write next?

4, 6, 12, 14, 28, 30, 60

Which number should Ayana write next?

- 62
- 64
- 120
- 122

8.

Samantha used a rule to make the number pattern shown below.

30, 33, 36, 39, 42

Which set of numbers has a pattern similar to the one that Samantha used?

30, 33, 36, 39, 42

Which set of numbers has a pattern similar to the one that Samantha used?

- 31, 34, 35, 38, 39
- 35, 37, 39, 41, 43
- 35, 38, 40, 43, 45
- 35, 38, 41, 44, 47

9.

Linda set up a lemonade stand at a local park. She sold 10 cups of lemonade on the first day, 15 cups on the second day, 17 cups on the third day, 22 cups on the fourth day, and 24 cups on the fifth day. If this trend continues, how many cups of lemonade can she expect to sell on the ninth day?

- 29
- 36
- 38
- 43

10.

Mrs. Ridgeway had a bake sale at the school. She sold 2 cakes on the first day, 5 cakes on the second day, 8 cakes on the third day, and 11 cakes on the fourth day. If this pattern continues, how many cakes will she sell on the sixth day?

- 14
- 11
- 20
- 17

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