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What is the next term of the series 2, 6, 12, 20, 30..  

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inahurry | Student | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted May 1, 2012 at 7:33 PM via web

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What is the next term of the series 2, 6, 12, 20, 30..

 

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 1, 2012 at 7:39 PM (Answer #1)

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The next term of the series 2, 6, 12, 20, 30... has to be determined.

Subtracting the terms given from the previous term gives the following values: 6-2 = 4, 12 - 6 = 6, 20 - 12 = 8, 30 - 20 = 10. The difference between consecutive terms increases by 2 for subsequent terms.

Following the same pattern, the next term of the series would be 30 + 12 = 42

The next term of the series 2, 6, 12, 20, 30... is 42

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM (Answer #2)

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42 ^_*
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swannie | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM (Answer #3)

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42

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ayy-dee | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 1, 2012 at 9:18 PM (Answer #4)

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42....:)

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