In following question, a number series is given with one term missing. Choose the correct alternative that will same pattern and fill in the blank spaces.

3, 8, 13, 24, 41,

** Option:**

**A.**70

**B.**75

**C.**80

**D.**85

**Answer: A . 70**

** Justification:**

The pattern followed is :

nth term + (n + 1) th term + (n + 1) = (n + 2) th term.

Thus, 1st term + 2nd term + 2 = 3rd term;

2nd term + 3rd term + 3 = 4th term and so on.

.'. Missing term = 6th term = 4th term + 5th term = 5

= 24 + 41 + 5 = 70.