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This mode is designed to mimic the appearance, contents and scoring of the Optiver Sequence Test that is part of the Optiver application process.

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Practice the questions from the Optiver Sequences Test. Try to solve as many of the 10 sequences in 5 minutes.

Tips & Tricks for the Optiver Sequences Test

For beginners in sequence solving, the first step is understanding the basic types of numerical sequences. It's important to note that in tests like the Optiver Sequence test, you'll often encounter complex combinations of what are in essence basic sequence types. Here's a list of the basics to help you start:

  • Arithmetic Sequences: Characterized by a constant difference between consecutive terms. For example, in the sequence 2, 4, 6, 8..., each number increases by 2. Identifying this constant difference is crucial for predicting subsequent numbers. However, this difference itself can sometimes be part of a secondary sequence, adding a layer of complexity in identifying subsequent numbers.
  • Geometric Sequences: In these, each term results from multiplying the previous term by a constant ratio. An example is 2, 4, 8, 16..., where each term is twice the previous one. Recognizing this multiplication factor is key in geometric sequences. In more complex scenarios, the multiplication factor may also vary according to another underlying sequence.
  • Fibonacci Sequences: Famous for each number being the sum of the two preceding ones, starting from 0 and 1, like 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13... The additive pattern is vital for identifying the next numbers in Fibonacci sequences.
  • Double Sequences: These involve two separate, interwoven or alternating sequences. Understanding the pattern of each sequence and how they interact is essential for solving double sequence problems.

During practice, you'll learn that the Optiver Sequence Test presents these types in various complex combinations, creating more challenging problems. Engaging in consistent practice with different types of sequences is the key to effective preparation.

At Tradermath you can also practice the Optiver 80 in 8, which is the mental math test that precedes the Optiver Sequences test.

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