# Inserting the Missing Character

#### Chapter 14

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# Inserting the Missing Character

### Description

In such type of questions, a figure, a set of figures, an arrangement or a matrix is given.
Each figure contain certain characters, numbers, letters or a group/combination of letters/numbers, following a certain pattern.
The candidate is required to convert this pattern and accordingly find the missing character in the figure. Need to develop the ability to identify the missing character with the help of figures provided.

### Quiz

Model 1: Find the missing character from the given figure. (S.S.C. 2002)
Solution:
By observing the given pattern: moving in clockwise direction,
4 x 1 = 4
4 x 2 = 8
8 x 3 = 24
24 x 4 = 96
96 x 5 = 480
480 x 6 = 2880
So, required number = 2880.

Model 2: Find the missing character from the given alternative. (M.A.T. 2002)

Solution:
Consider
A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, ……., X = 24, Y = 25, Z = 26.
By observing the given figure,
F + P = 6 + 16 = 22
G + N = 7 + 14 = 21
J + E = 10 + 5 = 15
Since K = 11, so value corresponding to missing letter = 27 – 11 = 16.
Hence, missing letter is the 16th letter of the English alphabet i.e. P.

Model 3: Find the missing character from the given pattern. (IGNOU, 2003)

Solution:
By observing the given pattern,
$$\frac{5 * 6 * 4}{10}$$ = 12
$$\frac{6 * 7 * 5}{10}$$ = 21
Now, missing character is $$\frac{4 * 8 * 10}{10}$$ = 32

Model 4: Find the missing number. (C.B.I. 2003)

Solution:
By observing the given pattern,
$$\frac{13 + 19}{8}$$ = 4
$$\frac{71 + 9}{8}$$ = 10
So, missing character = $$\frac{128 + 32}{8}$$ = 20

Model 5: Find the missing character from the given figure. (S.S.C. 2002)

Solution:
From the first figure (56 + 15) – (22 + 8) = 41
From the second figure, (46 + 9) – (10 + 6) = 39
Now, missing number = (34 + 11) – (14 + 6) = 25
Hence, missing number is 25.