# NIELIT 2016 MAR Scientist D: 45

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Complete the series by choosing the appropriate missing term from the options given.

$8, 43, 11, 41, ?, 39, 17.$

1. $8$
2. $14$
3. $43$
4. $44$

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## 1 Answer

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This series is a combination of $2$ different patterns.

Odd term follows $+3$ pattern, even term follow $-2$ pattern.

For odd term

• $8+3=11$
• $11+3=14$
• $14+3=17$

For even term

• $43-2=41$
• $41-2=39$

Correct missing term is $14,$ option B.

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