# What number would complete the pattern below? 16, 4, 12, 36, 9, 27, 44, 11, __

**Solution:**

Patterns include a series or sequence that generally repeats itself.

The patterns that we observe in our daily lives are those of colors, actions, shapes, numbers, etc.

They can be related to any event or object and can be finite or infinite.

Given, the pattern 16, 4, 12, 36, 9, 27, 44, 11,.........

We have to find the next number in the pattern.

Let the next number be x.

From the pattern, we observe

16 - 12 = 4

36 - 27 = 9

44 - x = 11

So, x = 44 - 11

x = 33

Therefore, the next number is 33.

## What number would complete the pattern below? 16, 4, 12, 36, 9, 27, 44, 11, __

**Summary:**

The next number in the pattern 16, 4, 12, 36, 9, 27, 44, 11,..... is 33.

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