 # Write the Next Two Numbers in the Sequence (1)

In this worksheet, students complete a descending number sequence by identifying the pattern. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:  Solve Number Problems to 1000

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet you have to work out the next two numbers in a sequence.

Always look at the gaps between the numbers in a sequence.

Example

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

95,   87,   79,   71,   A,   B

Work out the difference between the numbers in the sequence and see if you can find a pattern.

Here we have:

95 - 87 = 8

87 - 79 = 8

79 - 71 = 8

The numbers go down in 8s.

So the next two numbers are

A = 71 - 8 = 63

B = 63 - 8 = 55

95,   87,   79,   71,   63,   55

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

70,   66,   62,   58,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

98,   91,   84,   77,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

97,   91,   85,   79,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

68,   63,   58,   53,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

90,   86,   82,   78,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

59,   54,   49,   44,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

80,   77,   74,   71,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

65,   56,   47,   38,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

73,   65,   57,   49,   A,   B

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

51,   43,   35,   27,   A,   B

• Question 1

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

70,   66,   62,   58,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 4s.
• Question 2

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

98,   91,   84,   77,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 7s.
• Question 3

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

97,   91,   85,   79,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 6s.
• Question 4

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

68,   63,   58,   53,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 5s.
• Question 5

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

90,   86,   82,   78,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 4s.
• Question 6

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

59,   54,   49,   44,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 5s.
• Question 7

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

80,   77,   74,   71,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 3s.
• Question 8

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

65,   56,   47,   38,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 9s.
• Question 9

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

73,   65,   57,   49,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 8s.
• Question 10

Write the next two numbers in the following sequence:

51,   43,   35,   27,   A,   B

EDDIE SAYS
The numbers go down in 8s.
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