# What is the next number in the series: 4,12, 6, 9, 8, 6,__?

In order to guess the next number, we need to recognize the pattern in the series.

## Answer: The next number in the series: 4, 12, 6, 9, 8, 6,__ is 10

We can see the odd terms (4, 6, 8) and the even terms (12, 9, 6) form a pattern in the given sequence.

**Explanation:**

Taking the odd terms, 12, 9, and 6, we can observe,

12 - 3 = 9

9 - 3 = 6

Now, let us observe the even terms 4, 6, and 8.

4 + 2 = 6

6 + 2 = 8

Since the missing number is following this series, the next term will be 8 + 2 = 10