Posted by MELISSA on .
WHAY WOULD BE THE NEXT NUMBER IN THIS PATTERN AND WHAT RULE DOES IT FOLLOW?
4,13,40,121,

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
It's your turn now. What pattern do you see?
We'll be glad to check your work. 
MATH 
MELISSA,
COULD THE ANSWER BE 400

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
Nope.
What pattern do you see? 
MATH 
MELISSA,
I SEE 4 THEN IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ADDED A 0 TO THE NEXT 4TO MAKE 40 SO MAYBE IF I ADD ANOTHER 0 IT WOULD BE 400

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
Here's the pattern I see 
(4 * 3) + 1 = 13
(13 * 3) + 1 = 40
Continue this pattern. 
MATH 
MELISSA,
THE ANSWER IS 364

MATH 
Ms. Sue,
Yay! You've got it!! :)