# The teacher gave this pattern to the class: the first term is 5 and the rule is add 4, subtract 1. Each student says one number. The first student says 5. Victor is tenth in line. What number should Victor say?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 22, 2016

Each student says the number that is

#### Explanation:

If the the first term is

Student

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

14 17 20 23 26 29 32

and the

There is a simpler way that works with even larger numbers far faster.

**Take "n" to be the number in line the student is.
The students number is 3n + 5**

Victor would say

The