Look at the numbers in the picture made by matchsticks and find the logic in the series.
Find the value of the missing number.
The numbers made by matchsticks in the image below are as follows;
8, 6, 5, 4, 7, ?
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If you notice the series closely, you will see that;
8 has 7 sticks;
6 has 6 sticks;
5 has 5 sticks;
4 has 4 sticks &
7 has 3 sticks.
So in the series the number of matchsticks forming the numbers are reducing by 1 as the series progresses.
From this we can conclude that the next number will have only 2 sticks.
The number that can be formed using 2 sticks is the number 1.