# What is the next number? 2 7 8 3 12 9

We have to determine the pattern of numbers followed in the sequence 2, 7, 8, 3, 12, 9

## Answer: 13

Let us understand the concept more deeply with an explanation.

## Explanation

Let's do a grouping of the sequence into two groups. Let the first group be 2, 7, 8 and the second group be 3, 12, 9

There is a difference of 1 in the pair 2 and 3, a difference of 5 in the pair 7 and 12 and a difference of 1 in the pair 8 and 9

This means there would be a difference of 5 in the next pair.

So, adding 5 to the first number to the third pair.