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# LOGICAL REASONING 1) What is the missing letter in this series: a a b b ?

## 15) What is the missing letter in this series: p q q ? s s t u

ANSWER KEY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 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

Question Answer 1 3c 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4e 5y 3j 4r 3q 1s 5t 4m 1h

How to work out the answer Letters increment by one every second letter. ccd ... Eef ... ggh! Ist letter of alphabet, then last, 2nd, 2nd last, 3rd, 3rd last 2 interspersed sequences. First decreasing by one: fedc and second increasing by one: ghi J Letters are in triplets decreasing by one. rqp ... rqp .... Rqp Letters go up by three each time. 2nd letter of alphabet, 5th 8th etc. 2 interspersed sequences again. First one decrementing by 2, second incrementing by 2 Letters decrement by 4 each time The gap between letters increases by one each time 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 Letters are in triplets which decrement by 3, but starting letter of each triplet increments by one: 10,7,4 ... 11,8,5 Letters double each time 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 - n 2 seqences interspersed, both incrementing by 2 each time Sequence of squares according to place in alphabet: 1, 4, 9, 16 - p Take out the d's and you get a simple alphabetical sequence! Letter are in triplets: letter, letter+1, letter+1, then triplet repeats but incremented by 2. Letters are in pairs which increment by 4 places in the alphabet each time. The odd letters decrement by 4 each time. Each whole triplet increments by one, whilst the letters in the triplet decrease by 3. Take out the k's and you have a simple alphabetical sequence. Each third letter descends by 1 Each letter increments by 7, the alphabet

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5p 4f

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1p 4h 1r 2s 1m 3x 1f 5g 2l

wraps round. 22 23 24 25 26 27 3n 1l 3f 4h 2m 5o Each third letter increments by 2 The even letters decement by one each time. These are triplets, the first and the last letter of the triplet increments by 1 each triplet. Every second letter increments by 2 Getting hard now! Prime numbers. 1 m, 2 n's, 3 o's, 4 p's.