Let's start with an easy one. Find the logic behind the positions of the squares inside the circles. An explanation is sufficient, no need to draw. The answer is not three in a row.

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BTW there must be more visual puzzles considering non English speakers.

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    $\begingroup$ You may be interested in the books "Without Words", and "More Without Words", two books by James Stanton, and printed by Tarquin Press. They contain visual mathematical puzzles similar to yours. tarquingroup.com/product.php?SKU_Code=2276 $\endgroup$ Commented May 21, 2016 at 6:33

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These are

the best packings of squares into circles.

The answer is :

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You can see the first 35 members of this pattern here.

  • $\begingroup$ That was really fast and thank you for the link, $\endgroup$
    – newzad
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 19:41
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    $\begingroup$ It's interesting how asymmetric a lot of these are. $\endgroup$
    – charfellow
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 20:26

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