Complete the pattern below with an answer from the five choices
The next planet is
The planet's numbers are $2,7,1,8$. These are the digits of $e$, and the next digit is $2$.
There is a small dot after the first venus. This represents the decimal point. Thanks @malioboro. I believe the small line after Neptune is simply the cursor on the word processor used to generate the image, and carries no significance to the answer.
The pattern is:
Venus, Uranus, Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Uranus, ...
Labelling Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune as $1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,$ and $7$ respectively.
The pattern is second and second last coupled together $i.e., 2$ and $7$; First and last coupled together $i.e., 1$ and $8$, next would be 3 and 6 so the answer is $Earth.$
A. The planets go from first to last to second-first and etc.