# What's the next image 2?

Can you help me with this one:

It is from a local IQ test from the schools in Vratsa, Bulgaria.

• might be C (it looking like mixing of all) Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 23:44
• It looks online to me, do you have a URL?
– JMP
Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 7:44
• Sorry. It is a screenshot from internal test. I don't know if it is in the web. Commented Feb 19, 2019 at 20:31
• I don't think there is a clear-cut answer (the existing answers somehow anecdotically proof this). Probably the main point of interest of the proctor is how you unfold your explanation. Commented May 22, 2019 at 20:51

"C".

The logic:

Considering only the sides that have dots count the number of different sides for each example (consider both number and position of dots). Example 1 has 3 different sides. Example 2 has 2 different sides. Example 3 has 2 different sides. Example 4 has 3 different sides. Example 5 has no dots. Now the number of different patterns on TOP of each example will be the same as the number of different sides for each example.

• Appreciated, however, I do not fully buy this explanation. Why is the no-dot pattern in example 3 counted as nothing (no additional color on top) and as 1-color pattern in example 5? Following the logic of example 3, there should be no color on top of example 5. Commented May 23, 2019 at 16:12
• Yes, I should not have used the word "unique". I have replaced it with "different". Thanks! Commented May 23, 2019 at 20:57
• Thanks for the update, but why has example 3 not three different sides? Commented May 23, 2019 at 21:07
• Because my explanation begins with "Considering only the sides that have dots"... Commented May 23, 2019 at 21:18
• Although this works it does involve ignoring the 5th image of the sequence entirely. Commented May 23, 2019 at 21:50

I get:

A

because:

The total number of dots alternates even, odd, even, odd, even, so that the answer must be A or E(=1+21+1). We have two tops with three colours, two tops with two colours and one top with one colour. Hence A.

C

Reasoning:

The pattern of the dots above is 1) odd, odd, even 2) odd, odd, odd, 3) odd, odd, even, 4) even, even, odd, 5) even, even, even. The last two conform to the first two, but with even replacing odd and odd replacing even. Pattern dictates that in order to be consistent the next in the series would be 6) even, even, odd. The only choice that conforms to the pattern is C.