# Missing item in pattern question

So I notice that the hexagon rises, so it should be A or B. But beyond that, I can't figure out why one of A or B would be correct and the other would not be.

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• Sorry, but I don't agree: The only one with the right height is C. A and B are already above the level of the 4th image...
– Tode
Oct 16 '18 at 13:13

## 1 Answer

The answer is:

The key is:

Pay attention to the number of moves the circle makes counter-clockwise with each step. From the first image to the second, the circle moves one space. From the fourth to the fifth step, it makes four moves counter-clockwise. So now we need to find the missing piece that is two moves counter-clockwise from the second step, and consequently three moves clockwise from the fourth step. That would be tile B:

• Just looking at this again...the answer to this puzzle would also be the next pattern in the sequence! Oct 17 '18 at 10:51