How to solve these children's coding puzzles

I was looking through a children's book of puzzles and realised I couldn't solve some of them! Can anyone tell me how to solve these two puzzles? For the first one the options are:

• FX, HX, HV, FV, GZ

and for the second puzzle they are:

• GM, EO, GL, EL, FN

1 Answer

This is hard... I would need more examples to be sure of my pattern, but here is what I got for the first one.

HX
The first letter is associated to the number of loops in the cloud.
6 = F, 5 = I, 4 = H and 3 = G
The Second letter depends on the most important circle inside.
If there is a greyed out circle, X, else if there is a black circle, Z, if only white circles, V.

Here is what I got for the second one.

EL
The first letter is the state of the biggest square. E = Cross, F = Full, H = Half, G = Grid
The second letter is the position of the small square. Up left = L, Up Right = M, Down left = G, Down right = N

Do I sound stupid? Somehow it seems to make sense to me...

• For the first puzzle, couldn't the 2nd letter be based on the number of black dots? 1=Z, 2=X, and 0=V? Sep 20, 2018 at 17:42
• @ElGuapo I guess it could. Part of the reason why I feel I need more examples to confirm my pattern. Any more complex or abstract solution would probably not be suited for children... I would really appreciate if the OP posted his sources... This seems pretty hard for children. Sep 20, 2018 at 17:46
• @stackreader These are literally the questions. It's from a book to prepare children for a test they do when they are 11.
– Simd
Sep 20, 2018 at 17:57
• @stackreader I can give you some different questions in the same style, if that is what you meant?
– Simd
Sep 20, 2018 at 18:02
• @Anush When I said to post your sources, I meant the name of the book. You are not the creator of the puzzle so you have to declare your sources. Also, does that book have the answers? Sep 20, 2018 at 18:02