What is the next pattern? Thanks. *note that it is not from contest. It is from my friend but answer is not provided.
There is an argument to be made for
B is the correct answer.
First off, we can remove
A & C from consideration since following the small circle shows it moves clockwise around the corners of the square. This leaves us with B, D, and E as possible answers since they all feature the circle in the correct position.
As for the orientation, there are
4 possibilities, -, /, \, and |. The pattern at the moment is "/ | | \ \" that is, 1*/ 2*| and 2*\. A reasonable assumption is that the completion is 3*\. This yields answer B.