# What is the next number in the following series: 16 - 11 - 13 - 8 - 10 - 5 - 7 -......?

The sequence is a set of objects or numbers that are observed to have an order or follow a particular pattern or function.

## Answer: The next number in the series 16 - 11 - 13 - 8 - 10 - 5 - 7 -..... is 2

Let's find the next number in the series

## Explanation:

A series is simply the sum of a given sequence.

The given series follows an alternate increasing and decreasing pattern.

The set of numbers given is 16 - 11 - 13 - 8 - 10 - 5 - 7 -...

The given series follow a definite pattern of -5 and +2.

Let us look at the pattern,

16 - 5 = 11

11 + 2 = 13

13 - 5 = 8

8 + 2 = 10

10 - 5 = 5

5 + 2 = 7

7 - 5 = 2

So, our next number is obtained by subtracting 5 from 7.i.e., 7 - 5 = 2