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

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

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.

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...

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    $\begingroup$ For the first puzzle, couldn't the 2nd letter be based on the number of black dots? 1=Z, 2=X, and 0=V? $\endgroup$
    – El Guapo
    Sep 20, 2018 at 17:42
  • $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2018 at 17:46
  • $\begingroup$ @stackreader These are literally the questions. It's from a book to prepare children for a test they do when they are 11. $\endgroup$
    – Simd
    Sep 20, 2018 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ @stackreader I can give you some different questions in the same style, if that is what you meant? $\endgroup$
    – Simd
    Sep 20, 2018 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ @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? $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2018 at 18:02

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