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which number does not fit the pattern and ...

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which number does not fit the pattern and why

2,4,8,16,20,22,44,46
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.

Hi, and welcome to JA!

The "wrong" number is XXXXX It should be 10.

Here's why:

2,4,8,10,20,22,44,46

The pattern is plus 2 then times 2.

2+2 = 4

4*2 = 8

8+2 = 10

10*2 = 20

20+2 = 22

22*2 = 44

44+2 = 46

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions,

Scott

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