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Number Pattern Training

Boost your mind's ability to spot and determine the nature of a pattern within a set of numbers with this mental brain trainer puzzle.

The idea is simple - we'll show you a few numbers, and you then have to work out what the pattern is, and therefore predict what the next item in the chain of numbers is.

It doesn't matter how slow you are with the first few, the important thing is that you practise and develop your skills. Over time you should start to find that you get quicker at spotting the patterns and work out what sort of differences and things to look for - techniques that help you find out the answer.

Once you've trained your brain sufficiently, you'll be able to deduce the pattern in these puzzles quickly enough that you should be able to answer any sequence puzzle here within twenty seconds - until you hit that target consistently, keep doing these fun puzzles, and your mental faculties will benefit from the stimulation.

There are various techniques that you can utilise to help you spot the pattern and therefore work out the next term in the sequence.

The simplest technique but one that is nonetheless very effective is to work out the difference between each of the terms. This will often give clues as to what is happening - for instance if there is a constant difference then you know what you must do to get the next term - add on that difference. If it changes then see if it goes up or down, or oscillates between the two. If the numbers in the sequence move between negative and positives then it implies there is multiplication of terms involved.
163,200,249,310,383, ?

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