Find missing number in the following grid?

7 9 8 2 4 3 5 7 6 16 32 ?

24 Third Number = (First Number + Second Number) / 2

It appears that in the last column the numbers are 1 unit less than the 2nd column, therefore the answer is 31. That is only if you assume that the 1st column is meaningless and designed for confusion i.e., a red herring.

ans=(16+32)/=24

Find the missing number in the following grid?

Find the missing number ?

6, 2, 17, 1, 4, 11, 3, 7, ?