Worksheet: Number Patterns Word Problems

In this worksheet, we will practice solving word problems using number patterns.

Q1:

Rania started this pattern with the rule subtract 8.

What is the next number?

She colored every third number green.

Describe the pattern that the green numbers will follow.

  • Asubtract 24
  • Bsubtract 25
  • Csubtract 14

Q2:

Adam is making patterns of dots that look like triangles.

The rule for the number of dots to use is add one more dot than you added before.

How many dots will be in the next triangle?

Q3:

An agriculture company cultivates 2 feddans per day. By writing a sequence, how many days will it take for them to cultivate 8 feddans?

Q4:

Daniel saves 68 LE every month. By writing a sequence, how many months will it take him to save 136 LE?

Q5:

Suppose the number of rabbits doubles every year on Daniel’s farm. If he currently has 6 rabbits, how many rabbits will Daniel have after 4 years?

Q6:

Fares starts at 2 and writes multiples of 2: 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 , 1 0 , 1 2 , 1 4 , 1 6 , 1 8 , 2 0 , .

He notices a repeating pattern.

What if he starts at 26? Finish his sentence by finding the repeating part of the pattern.

  • A 6, 0, 2, 4,6
  • B 6, 8, 3, 2, 4
  • C 6, 8, 3, 4,3
  • D 6, 8, 0, 2, 4

Q7:

Fares started writing this number pattern with the rule add 6.

He colours every second number blue.

Describe the pattern the blue numbers will follow.

  • Aadd 18
  • Badd 6
  • Cadd 12

What if he looks at every third number?

What pattern will the green numbers follow?

  • Aadd 18
  • Badd 12
  • Cadd 6

Q8:

By considering a sequence for the number of chords in each of the circles shown, find the number of chords that would be in the 7 t h shape.

Q9:

What time makes the pattern complete?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q10:

Dalia had 8 red and blue marbles that she arranged in a repeating pattern of 2 red marbles then 2 blue marbles. Later she added a green marble after each blue marble. How many green marbles did she add?

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