Source: https://ravens-2-progressive-matrices-clinical-edition.netlify.app/

Enter image description here

I can't seem to find a logical consistency for the answers. What is the correct answer?

  • $\begingroup$ I hate these kinds of questions myself—it could literally be anything. There are an infinite number of continuations of any sequence. These are really “guess what I (the problem creator) am thinking” questions. It’s $\endgroup$
    – bob
    Jul 12, 2023 at 19:56

1 Answer 1


Answer is

Answer 2


Each step is made of 2 items: one old + one new. We have exactly one occurrence of previous step's new item, and a new item appears - its occurence increases with the step number

As a summary, if we except step 1 we have

Step 2: 1 red circle + 1 new item: triangle
Step 3: 1 triangle + 2 new items: blue square
Step 4: 1 blue square + 3 new items: stars
Step 5: 1 star + 4 new items: purple square
Step 6: 1 purple square + 5 new items: blue circle

To follow completely this rule, I would have started with

empty cell: 1 occurrence of previous item (does not exist) + 0 occurrence of new item (red circle)

  • $\begingroup$ I think the start is exactly right: 1 occurrence of previous item does not exist, so you only have 1 new item: the red circle. You start counting with 1. $\endgroup$
    – Lezzup
    Jul 12, 2023 at 11:10
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @Lezzup the new items should occur 0 times for this first step, am I wrong? $\endgroup$ Jul 12, 2023 at 11:26
  • $\begingroup$ Nope, you're right. Indeed, at step n you should get n-1 new items. I was squint looking :) $\endgroup$
    – Lezzup
    Jul 12, 2023 at 11:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.