The following series follows a trend. Identify the term which does not fit in to the series.

4, 6, 10, 16, 24, 34, 40, 60This question was previously asked in

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Option 1 : 40

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The pattern followed here is:

6 - 4 = 2

10 - 6 = 4

16 - 10 = 6

24 - 16 = 8

34 - 24 = 10

**40 - 34 = 6**

Differences between consecutive terms are multiples of 2 in increasing order.

Therefore, the next term in the series after 34 should be 46.

Hence, 40 does not fit in the series.