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# Number Recall for Police Officer Exam Study Guide

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Updated on Mar 16, 2011

Another type of number-related question on applicant exams is designed to test your ability to recognize patterns or to recall and repeat a series of numbers. These most often will present you with a series of numbers and letters that resemble license plates or driver's license numbers and ask you to select which choice repeats the numbers and letters correctly. Some questions may disregard sequence and ask you merely to select the choice that contains all letters or numbers that are provided to you at the top of the question.

### Tips for Answering Number and Letter Recall Questions

• Focus and stay calm.
• Work methodically on one question at a time.
• Say the letter and number combinations to yourself silently as you look for them.
• Skip any questions you find difficult.
• Don't expect to finish all the questions.

Here are examples of each type of sequence question:

1. Find the choice that contains numbers and letters in the same order in which they appear in this question.
2. 4 G 8 9 L W 78 26 X

1. 9, 7, 8, X
2. 4,W, 78, X
3. LW, 78, 26, G
4. none of the above
3. Find the choice that contains numbers and letters in the same order in which they appear in this question.
4. 7 RAN 9 DOM 4 Q R 2 S

1. 9 D O 4 M
2. R A 9 M 8 S
3. 9 DOM 4 Q
4. 79 4Q 2 D
5. Find the choice that contains numbers and letters in the same order in which they appear in this question.
6. D S N 2 4 6 1 0 0

1. N, 4, 6, 1
2. O, 0, N, 7
3. D, T, 2, 6
4. none of the above
7. Find the choice that contains only numbers and letters that appear in this question.
8. 46 GT 89 L W 68 26 X

1. 89, L, 68,W
2. 26,W, 78, X
3. LW, 4, 6, 26
4. none of the above
9. Find the choice that contains only numbers and letters that appear in this question.
10. N 7 O P 4 X 2 Y 2

1. 7, X, Y, Z
2. O, 4, 3, 2
3. P, X, 2, Z
4. none of the above
11. Find the choice that contains only numbers and letters that appear in this question.
12. GO PACK GB 4

1. PACK GB 10
2. GB 4 PUG
3. 4 GO TB 4
4. GB PACK 4

1. b. All the numbers and letters in choice b appear in the order in which they appear in the sequence.
2. c. All the numbers and letters in choice b appear in the order in which they appear in the sequence.
3. d. None of the choices contains letters and numbers in the same order in which they appear in the question.
4. a. All the numbers and letters in choice a appear somewhere in the question, although not necessarily in the same order as in the correct choice.
5. d. None of the choices contains only letters and numbers that appear in the sequence.
6. d. All the numbers and letters in choice d appear somewhere in the question, although not necessarily in the same order as in the correct choice.