# Read the numbers and decide what the next number should come. 8, 6, 9, 5, 10, 4, 11?

A series is a set of numbers following a particular pattern throughout the series.

## Answer: 3 is the next number that should come after the numbers 8, 6, 9, 5, 10, 4,11.

Let’s determine the next number in this series.

**Explanation: **

Given: a number series 8 6 9 5 10 4 11,

In this series, two separate series are brought together to form a series 8 6 9 5 10 4 11…

Basically, this is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series.

S1 = 8 9 10 11.... is the first pattern in which 1 is added;

S2 = 6 5 4…is the second pattern in which 1 is subtracted.

We need to find the 4th digit in S2.

Thus, we subtract 1 from 4 to get 3 as the next number.

So, the next number after 11 should be 3.