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# What is the next number in the series 13, 18, 16, 21, 19?

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**The next number in this sequence is 24.** This would follow the pattern of adding five to a number and then subtracting two. The first three numbers of this sequence indicate this: 13 + 5 = 18 and 18 - 2 = 16.

Recognizing a pattern within a sequence of numbers helps determine numbers that occur much later, often without writing down the entire sequence. Being able to recognize a pattern has additional applications, such as determining probability. There are some number sequences so common, they have a name. One example is the Fibonacci sequence, in which a number is the sum of the two previous numbers before it.

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## What is the nth term in mathematics?

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Full Answer >**In math, the term n of a sequence refers to the algebraic representation of any given term in the sequence.**This contrasts with the specific values of named sequence terms such as the first term and second term.Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the nth term of a sequence of numbers?

A:In a sequence of numbers, each successive term is usually obtained by adding a certain fixed number to the previous term of the sequence. The equation to calculating the nth term of the sequence is an+b; "a" is the fixed number that is being added to generate the series, and "b" gives the relation between the fixed number and the first number of the sequence.

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## What is a positive number plus a negative number?

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Full Answer >**The result of a adding a positive number and a negative can either be a negative number or a positive number, depending on the sign of the biggest number.**If the sign of the larger number is negative, then the result is a negative number. However, if the sign of the larger number is positive, then the result is a positive number.Filed Under: -
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## How do you unsquare a number?

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Full Answer >**To unsquare a number, one must find its square root, which is a smaller number that will yield the original number that was squared.**Squaring a number refers to multiplying a number by itself, or in other terms, putting a number to the exponent of two.Filed Under: