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What's the logic behind the patterns and can someone please mention some sources where I can practice such similar problems? Thanks

  • $\begingroup$ Check other puzzles here on site, searching for ‘sequence’ for example. You might like questions like: puzzling.stackexchange.com/q/5588/5840. ( But do yourself a favour and don’t cheat by reading the answers or hints until you are 100% sure - or even better: Have a second person read the answer and verify your answer instead) $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 9:11

3 Answers 3


I think



If we take three adjacent columns(both vertically and horizontally), it contains "six <" and "six >" in total. So the top column(which is blank with ? mark) should contain "four >" in order to fulfill the criteria.

I really don't know where you can get puzzles like this to practice :(

  • $\begingroup$ Was thinking the same. But it sounded kinky. $\endgroup$
    – prog_SAHIL
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ Yea, i also think so.. but i don't think there is another logic other than this. $\endgroup$
    – ran
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ i agree with this too $\endgroup$
    – Deep North
    Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 4:20


> > > >


Consider < as a left step and > as the right. According to me, the object (on which the operations is taking place) should be at the original position after all the operation in a row or in a column. So, if we put > > > > in the place, so this will be fulfilled.


Consider < and > cancel outs each other. So in the first row, there are total 6 right operations and 2 left operation, so to put it in the original position there are needed 4 left operations. Similarly in all the individual columns and in all the individual rows.


Maybe it's


since I can see

a left shift rotation in sequences in every row.


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