does anybody see in this pattern recognition riddle a reasonable solution?

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source: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/visual-pattern-recognition-test.921583/


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The missing square should look as follows

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If we view each ellipse as representing a segment in a 7-segment display, these represent the numbers 1-9. If you look carefully, you can see that the black ellipses already sort of form the numbers 1-8.

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    $\begingroup$ Wow! What a good eye! Amazing answer, hexomino! (+1) :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Jul 8, 2019 at 13:56
  • $\begingroup$ really nice! honestly, this interpretation without any hint would never come into my mind! previously every seeking for any symmetry failed =) $\endgroup$
    – user267839
    Jul 8, 2019 at 14:32

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