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Given this sequence of flags, which flag should replace the question mark? Explain.


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Note: I added 'knowledge'-tag, but it's nothing complicated.

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I think the next flag in the sequence is

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Firstly, the countries, in order, are

Cote d'Ivoire
Greece
Mauritius
Malaysia
Equatorial Guinea
Turkiye

Then we must look at

Each countries calling code which are, from left to right, (with small flags in brackets)

+225, (+30), +230, (+60), +240, (+90)

How do we interpret these numbers?
Well, the big flag at the top has a large circle in the middle which may represent a clock face so maybe numbers corresponding to bigger flags are times.
Similarly, the small flag has a small circle in the top right so maybe numbers corresponding to smaller flags represent degrees.
Indeed, if we consider the big number flags as times - 2:25, 2:30, 2:40 then the small flag numbers in between represent the degrees the minute hand moves between the times on a clock face. The next time is 90 degrees on from 2:40 and so must be 2:55.
The country with calling code 255 is Tanzania - hence the next flag.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is the correct answer, good job! $\endgroup$ Feb 8, 2023 at 14:06
  • $\begingroup$ small circle in the top right so maybe numbers corresponding to smaller flags represent degrees. I don't follow what a small circle has to do with degrees? $\endgroup$
    – Buh Buh
    Feb 10, 2023 at 12:57
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    $\begingroup$ @BuhBuh For example 90° $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Feb 10, 2023 at 13:30
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I see now. 90° has a little circle top right. Thanks $\endgroup$
    – Buh Buh
    Feb 10, 2023 at 13:32

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