# 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 which the solver has to find out.

## 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.

Hence, the next term will be:

⇒ 384 × 10 = **3840**

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