What's the next symbol?
Posted on: 2018/11/10
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I believe that the answer is
A horizontal red bar.
As the pattern stands, we have a bar, then a circle under that bar, then just the bar but angled (loosely) 45 degrees clockwise. However, the special positioning of the vertical and horizontal bars (orthogonal) causes them to first follow this pattern but once there is a horizontal bar with a circle, instead of rotating, the bar changes colour when it loses the circle then proceeds as usual.
My first observation is:
The visibility of the circle is alternating between visible and not visible. Thus it should be hidden for next symbol. Also when the circle become visible, it has the previous symbol on it.
My second observation is:
If we count changes (color, visibility or orientation) between symbols, we alternate between 2 changes and one change. For last symbol, there was a single change (adding a circle) so for next symbols, there should be 2 changes.
When line change, it rotate 45% clockwise. So if it changes, it should be a . Possible pattern might be 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2... Thus line would stay horizontal.
Assuming that we have 2 colors. if it change, it would be red. Pattern seems to be 1, 2, 4, 8... Thus color would be red
Thus, I would say that the answer should be:
A red horizontal line
However, at least one rule would be broken if we add one more symbol. Thus I think at least one extra hint would be necessary to decide which rule to keep.