# What should be the next number in the following series? 1, 2, 8, 48, 384, …

Number series are very interesting to solve. These are the sequences that follow a common pattern that needs to be observed.

## Answer: The next number in the given sequence will be 3840.

Let's understand the solution in detail.

**Explanation:**

The given series in the question is:

⇒ 1, 2, 8, 48, 384, …

Here we can notice that:

⇒ 1 × 2 = **2**

⇒ 2 × 4 = **8**

⇒ 8 × 6 = **48**

⇒ 48 × 8 = **384**

So, here we are multiplying each number by the consecutive even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8) and using the result to proceed further in the series, the next term will be:

⇒ 384 × 10 = **3840**

We multiplied 384 by the next even number after 8, i.e, 10.