Questions tagged [odd-one-out]

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Owls at sunset - find the odd one out

Quite contrary to the common belief, owls are very social animals and indeed form flocks or rather tightly bound families with a common social codex. At sunset, they all meet before going on their ...
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Your first guess is wrong

I saw a puzzle I liked and wanted to make a less trivial version. Here it is, find the odd one out. Below Blot Chips demos First Gloss Begin Pages
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Which family member doesn’t belong?

My second older brother is a dangerous man, a pig who gorges himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest ...
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The odd one out amongst odd ones out

For this task you will be presented four lists consisting of eight items. All items consist of two parts. To make things slightly easier for you, the length of the shortest part is given. In each ...
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Which word wasn't with Wednesday's …crossword

An entry in the 19th fortnightly challenge... You sit down to breakfast this morning and open the paper. You had done the crossword from last Wednesday and the answers are supposed to be in here ...
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Bookshelves: the intruder

Somebody has messed up my bookshelf by shoving a book into completely the wrong place. Which is the intruder?
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Find the odd number out (from math book)

Found this in my brother's math book, we tried to solve it but didn't manage to find any solution. Apology if it it too easy, but we really tried to find it. ...
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Find the Odd-one-outs then Leave the Twins

so you can answer What are These?
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Good luck finding the odd-one-out

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1 1 2 3 4 5
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Questions from IQ test that I couldn't find reasonable answers for

So I was solving my my-iq.net's questions and later when I saw the results, had answered these 4 wrongly, but even after getting to know the right answer, I couldn't manage to find logic for these. ...
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Solving “odd one out” problems. What am I doing wrong?

I find I do very badly at word based odd-one-out-type puzzles. It generally seems to be the case (at least, in my experience) that almost any of the items can be chosen as the odd one out, and this ...
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A rather odd Crate of Haikus

1: If you're positive, I'm so super attractive- My flow is current. 2: I am a high spy, Or a big help on the road. I can be for Sky. 3: Typical package, You can do ...
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Switch the Odd One Out

What two figures - one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9 - is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Who doesn't belong to this universe?

Can you find who doesn't belong to this universe ?
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One of these words is not like the others, one of these words just isn't the same!

Can you believe it? I had a great list of words that all go together, and someone stuck in a word that doesn't belong. Can you take it out for me? addict affect conflict extract inject object ...
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The odd ones out

I would like you to find the odd ones out of each of the sets. Get them written down and then follow the next instruction. 1) Dodo, Quagga, Pelican 2) Tantalum, Livermorium, Molybdenum 3) Trumpet, ...
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Someone graffiti'd my task list!

I need to perform some maintenance on my house, so the first thing I usually do is write a list of things I need to fix and what is wrong with them. I had it all written down so I went for a quick nap ...
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Need help to find more missing tiles

Thanks to all your help in (What is the letter?), I was able to fix my mother's tile! Unfortunately, as clumsy as I am, as I was patching this tile up, I smashed a few more. There's a letter/s missing ...
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Odd-one-out puzzles [closed]

I am compiling a list of word puzzles, one for each letter in the alphabet. Three words are given (two starting with the same letter), and the goal is to find something in common for every pair of ...
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Switch the Odd One Out #2

What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Which one doesn't fit in?

I will give you five nouns and you have to find the one which doesn't belong with the others. Sounds easy? Try it! woman, child, police, sun, car ireland, island, goblin, citizen, sheep spy, ...
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What was I supposed to get again?

My friend was in quite the predicament and he needed me to grab him something. Knowing secrecy was of the utmost importance, I never wrote down the item, but encrypted the situation. Seemed like a ...
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Switch the Odd One Out #4 (Advanced)

Here is #4 in the series, the most advanced one I have created so far. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, ...
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Odd One Out Riddle *1* [closed]

Draden (me) gives you a notebook with 10 sentences, and you must find the odd one out. The sentences are as follows: Look at that airplane high in the sky. They walked across the lake. The tree is on ...
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Which figure is the odd one out(Puzzle)? [closed]

Can someone points out which is the odd one? My guess was E, basis on the number to shapes in each square, only E contains odd number of figure while other contains even.
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Which number is the odd one out?

Which one of the numbers below is the odd one out and why? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13 Hint:
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Switch the Odd Ones Out #5 (Advanced)

The 5th in the series, yet another advanced one. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by ...
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Switch the Odd One Out #3 (Intermediate)

What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) is the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Which one is odd one out? [closed]

This question was asked in CSIR June 16. Out of the following which one is the odd one out? Cone Torus Sphere Ellipsoid Well in my point of view, cone, sphere and ellipsoid are topologically ...
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Switch the most Odd Ones 8 (Advanced)

Two similar but independent patterns has gotten one out of nine parts misplaced with the other pattern. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the most odd ones that should ...
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Switch the Odd Ones 7 (Very Advanced)

Two similar but independent patterns has gotten one out of nine parts misplaced with the other pattern. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be ...
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Who is the impostor?

C, the new head of a certain intelligence agency, is aware that there is an impostor hiding among the ranks. In order to find the impostor, he has decided to ask all field agents to immediately link ...
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Odd-one-out chemistry word play

Find the odd one out: Onions Thioacetone Naphthalene Cyclobutadiene Guanidine Cadaverine Carbon diselenide Benzene Edit: I forgot Benzene but I added it.
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Switch the Odd Ones Out #6 (Easy)

The 6th in the series. What two figures (one in range a-i and the other in range 1-9) are the odd ones that should be switched to restore both patterns, and why? created by myself
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Which word is the odd one out?

Which of these words is the odd one out? Please give a reason too. BAP, DEW, LOP, OIK, RED, SAW, SEW, WAS, WED, ERF, KIO, MNB
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Find the odd ones out!

Find the odd ones out! Each section will have 1 part that is the odd one out. 1. Computer Chancellor Conference Coincide Curriculum Continue Champion Customer 2. 3 ...
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Unscramble the words and find the odd one out

Unscramble these words: noacb olve aukccpe Which is the odd one out? There are several possible solutions.
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Odd one out between 4 words

I've designed this myself and I want to know whether my answer is correct and if there are any more possible answers. Which is the odd one out? $$\large\text{courtesy, bird, hurdle, learn}$$ ...
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Six doors, two are survivable, your pick

It's the middle of the day. You're locked up in a room with only six doors to freedom. The first door holds a raging fire The second door is filled with armed assassins waiting to kill you The third ...
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Could anyone help me with this problem? Which is the odd one out?

Which is the odd one out from these words? Beijing, Helsinki, Paris, Athens, Sydney and Wellington. All of them are capitals but I don't know what is the difference.