## Find a missing number when counting by 4

### Find Missing Numbers: Learn

How to find a missing number in a sequence:

• Determine if the order of numbers is ascending (getting larger in value) or descending (becoming smaller in value).
• Find the difference between numbers that are next to each other.
• Use the difference between numbers to find the missing number.

Example: Find the missing number: 21, 17, ?, 9

• The order of numbers is descending (going down).
• The difference between numbers is 21 - 17 = 4
• Since the order is descending subtract 4 from 17. The missing number may be 13.
• The missing number is 13 since it is 4 more than the last number 9.

### Find Missing Number: Practice

#### Note: Look carefully at the sequence's direction.

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