 # Letter Connections (Letter and Number Pairs) Practice 1

In this practice exercise, students will solve sequences involving combined letter and number pairs, using addition and subtraction, in both a forward and reverse motion. It will develop students’ problem solving and sequencing skills, under timed conditions. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Letter Connections

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions.

If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question.  You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.

Here is the alphabet for you to use as a reference:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Look at the following letter and number pair sequence:

F45 is to G43 as J37 is to ______?

First, we need to work out how the first letter becomes the second letter.

The letters are moving one place to the right in the alphabet.

Now we need to work out how the first number becomes the second number. This happens by subtracting two each time.

So we need to add one letter to J and subtract two numbers from 37 to get K35.

So the answer is:

F45 is to G43 as J37 is to K35.

Now it's time to begin this practice exercise.  Good luck!

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

Y289 is to B84 as T299 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
G84

G94

H96

H88

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

F234 is to O163 as U311 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
E200

C250

F240

D260

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

X118 is to R264 as P247 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
H483

J493

K490

L493

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

E471 is to V375 as V398 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
B300

E302

Y203

A303

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

L122 is to Z463 as H98 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

V439

X439

V349

X349

Here are two groups of numbers. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different numbers.

P29 is to K473 as J51 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
T485

R490

Q495

S480

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

C494 is to N272 as U395 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
E173

G170

F173

J183

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

K319 is to F431 as S323 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
P450

N435

T438

O345

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

I331 is to R450 as H175 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
S294

R284

T290

S295

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

V127 is to O230 as Y189  is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
T452

R492

W482

S492

• Question 1

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

Y289 is to B84 as T299 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
G94
EDDIE SAYS
Greetings, Detective. There are two sequences here. The letters follow a mirror image sequence. The number sequence is to subtract 205.
• Question 2

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

F234 is to O163 as U311 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
D260
EDDIE SAYS
The letter sequence is to make nine jumps forwards in the alphabet. The number sequence is to subtract 71. Excellent!
• Question 3

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

X118 is to R264 as P247 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
J493
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! There are two sequences here. The letter sequence is to move six steps back in the alphabet. The number sequence is to add 246.
• Question 4

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

E471 is to V375 as V398 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
E302
EDDIE SAYS
Whoosh, your whizzing through this activity! The letters follow the mirror image sequence. The number sequence is to subtract 96.
• Question 5

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

L122 is to Z463 as H98 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A

V439
EDDIE SAYS
The letters sequence is to take fourteen jumps forwards. The number sequence is to add 341. Fantastic, five questions complete, five more to go!
• Question 6

Here are two groups of numbers. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different numbers.

P29 is to K473 as J51 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
Q495
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the sequence this time? The letters follow the mirror image sequence. Meanwhile, the number sequence is to add 444.
• Question 7

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

C494 is to N272 as U395 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
F173
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work this one out? The letter sequence is to make eleven jumps forwards in the alphabet. The number sequence is to subtract 222.
• Question 8

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

K319 is to F431 as S323 is to __?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
N435
EDDIE SAYS
The letter sequence is to take five steps back. The number sequence is to add 112. Excellent!
• Question 9

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

I331 is to R450 as H175 is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
S294
EDDIE SAYS
The letters follow the mirror image sequence. The number sequence here is to add 119. What is the last question, let's have a look and see!
• Question 10

Here are two groups of letter and number sequences. Each group follows the same special sequence, but with different letters and numbers.

V127 is to O230 as Y189  is to __ ?

Use the table below to help you work out the code.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Z Y X W V U T S R Q P O N M L K J I H G F E D C B A
R492
EDDIE SAYS
The letter sequence is to take seven steps backwards in the alphabet. The number sequence is to add 303. We have reached the end of this mission, but we will need your expert help again soon!
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