# Abstract image puzzle with a rotating arrow and a circle

What is the next image?

I already found the rule for the circle. Which simply goes around clockwise in the corners. So, the correct choice is either C or D. But, I do not find such a rule for the arrow.

I believe the pattern for the arrow is

alternating between clockwise and anti-clockwise and increasing distance by one eighth of the square each time. i.e. clockwise 1, anti-clockwise 2, clockwise 3 etc.

C

I choose

C

Because

The circle rotates around the corners clockwise, so it can be either C or D (as you also found). The line seems to be following a pattern as well: west, northwest, southwest, north, south, northeast, southeast, east.

• This answer is good as well. I liked the mathematical pattern discovered by Andrew, so I accepted his response. – giorgio79 Jun 4 '15 at 11:48

I choose

C

The arrow goes up half, down one, up one & a half, down two. Therefore the next move would be up two & a half. (Up = Clockwise, down = anti-clockwise, one = a whole side from corner to corner)

The circle moves one space clockwise.

"C"

So the circle goes around the corners of the square clockwise... The arrows seem to continue a path... and since you never have END TO END nor TIP TO TIP... so between C and D answers, has to be C

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