# A Simple Math Puzzle To Test Your Mathematical Skills. Can You Find The Missing Number?

July 9, 2019

There is a long list of things you can do to keep your brain stimulated and active, and they include having fun with your friends, physical exercises, a healthy diet, coffee, having a good laugh!

Interestingly, solving math puzzles is also one way to keep the brain healthy, stimulated, and active, and it comes with a lot of benefits. However, before you learn about all these benefits, here is a task for you.

Let’s see how fast you can come up with the solution. Below is a mathematical sequence of numbers. Can you find the missing number?

32, 45, 60, 77, ?

While many believe math isn’t relevant in everyday life, that isn’t the truth. Solving math puzzles is a mental exercise, and it helps the brain to develop further and strengthen the formation of neural pathways.

Along with stretching your capabilities, it also comes with a sense of satisfaction, especially when you realize that you were able to figure out just the right solution to the puzzle.

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You have succeeded in not only exercising your mind but having fun at the same time. Now, what possible solution were you able to come up with? What was the missing number you got?

If your answer was 96, you are surely a genius! If you weren’t able to get the answer, do not be discouraged at all. We'll guide you on how we arrived at the answer.

If you look closely at the sequence, you will notice it has nothing to with the numbers at all, but everything to do with the pattern.

By analyzing the sequence, you will realize that each number is achieved by the addition of an odd number. The pattern here is +13, +15, +17, so the following odd number is +19, which would give you 96. Simple right?

Don’t just stop at one puzzle keep solving more to keep stimulating your brain, and don’t forget to share with your friends and family!