How would you solve these? I would pick option 1, second row for the first one but I can't seem to find a comprehensive explanation for it.
For the first one I would think
The 3rd option
The first row has triangles (3 sides) and a total of 3 dots.
The second row has squares (4 sides) and a total of 4 dots.
The last row hos a 5 sided shape and 4 dots so far, so the answer should be the same shape and have 1 dot. There are only one option that fits this.
#1, I would choose
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each pattern in the 3rd column has one dot, outside the shape.
or, alternatively, because the major diagonals of the grid have dot counts 1,2,3 from top to bottom.
#2, I would choose
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each row of patterns shows a time sequence of the ball bouncing around the inside of the square.
Of course, as is the norm for these types of puzzles, there will be a multitude of interpretations that work to explain almost any of the possible answers.