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This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody
Fill in one of the answer choices 'C' and 'D' for A, and fill in an answer for B.
The triangle is both important and unimportant.
The central points are very important; they are definitely not chosen randomly.
In the last hint, there is an obvious hint and a hidden hint, which is way stronger.
Aug 6, 2022 at 15:31
A partial answer to point out a significant observation, too long for a comment:
If you adjust the contrast of the image, it becomes clear that there are strings of numbers hidden in the image, written in a font that differs in colour from the background ever so slightly:
These strings read (in an order chosen by me for reasons that will soon become clear):
20-18 / 9-19 / 1-18-5 / 6-15-21 / 18-3-15 / 14-14-5-3-20 / 23-15-18 / 4919-6 / 16-9-14-4-20-8-5 / 3-15-14-14-5-3 / 20-9-15-14
If we then...
...convert these numbers to letters via A1Z26, we can move them around to form what looks like a slightly corrupted instruction:
T-R / I-S / A-R-E / F-O-U / R-C-O / N-N-E-C-T / W-O-R / D9S-F / 1F-I-N-D-T-H-E / C-O-N-N-E-C / T-I-O-N
In other words, tri[angle]s are four connect[ed] words - find the connection. With this ordered parsing it is possible then that the next instruction step is to use the triangles' geometry (and those internal points) somehow to extract some hidden words which can be used to see the puzzle through to its conclusion.
Of course, this may not be precisely the OP's intended parsing, but it might give somebody else a pointer on where to take this next...
Aug 9, 2022 at 21:37
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(Probably) partial answer:
The point in diagram A looks like the
centroid of the triangle.
The point in diagram B looks like the
orthocenter of the triangle.
The point in diagram C looks like the
incenter of the triangle.
The point in diagram D looks like the
circumcenter of the triangle.
I'm tempted to answer D since the median, orthocenter, and circumcenter all lie on the
Euler line, while the incenter has no such special relationship, though the puzzle may be more complex than that.
Aug 7, 2022 at 2:29
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