## Find a missing number when counting by 2

### 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: 15, 13, ?, 9

- The order of numbers is descending (going down).
- The difference between numbers is 15 - 13 = 2
- Since the order is descending subtract 2 from 13. The missing number may be 11.
- The missing number is 11 since it is 2 more than the last number 9.

### Find Missing Number: Practice

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

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