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A puzzle in which you spot the pattern that links a set of given data items (like numbers, letters, music tunes). Usually, you use your insights into the pattern to find one or more new elements of the set.

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Puzzle test IQ treningmozga with stacks of colored squares

Please solve this puzzle for me. Source: https://www.treningmozga.com/en/iq/iq-test-46/iq-test.php?qu=8&an=2&ot=85
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"Shining Composer"

The answer to this simple puzzle is a name. Explain your reasoning. WEAK C: 223357 STRONG C: 572235 2233575722---35 Who Am I?
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A Professor's Presentation

Me and my three rich programmer friends who also happen to be very clever have these real life puzzle games from time to time. This time I am the creator. I told them to visit a different country ...
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What is a Pisa Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Pisa Word™. Use the ...
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Different letters, different grids

Given the four grids of letters below, which option 1-5 must replace the question marks? ...
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Times of a hidden order

The goal is to find the 6th time of a set of six different times on a clock. In order for this set of times to be complete, what time must replace the question mark? As usual, explain why.
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Puzzle with crosses and boxes

This is a question asked from a Reddit user https://www.reddit.com/r/iqtest/comments/1drjv9i/what_do_you_think/#lightbox
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Find the value of '?' in 4x4 table of numbers [closed]

Solve for ? 50 15 10 60 45 31 5 87 40 22 42 ? 9 4 3 14
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A puzzle from YOU to ME ;)

Your task is to place seven words, in correct order, next to the numbers below. ...
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Keep your ----- ◯ and find the answer!

Which option, A-G, must replace the question mark for this grid of names to be complete? Explain why. ...
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Words in my bookshelf

I like to put words in my bookshelf. This is a very special bookshelf though, because books don't fit in there. My bookshelf has 3 layers, and different words can fit on different layers. Here are ...
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Sequence of shapes with lines and dot

This is another puzzle from Lanrt-F IQ test that was posted on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpreview.redd.it%2Fmy-favourite-2-problems-from-lanrt-f-v0-58puclks5a6d1.png%3Fwidth%...
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Progressive matrix puzzle with circles and dots

This item was posted on reddit and there is not a clear explanation for the solution. https://www.reddit.com/r/cognitiveTesting/comments/1dgkakw/answer_and_explanation_please/#lightbox
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Culture Fair IQ Test

I took an IQ test on (https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/tests/iq/culture-fair-iq-test) and encountered some questions which I wasn't able to solve: . Can anyone share their explanation for the above ...
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IQ test question with boxes above and below a line

I took an IQ test at Psychology Today(https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/tests/iq/culture-fair-iq-test) and encountered this question which I wasn't able to solve:
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Progressive matrix of line drawings

Not sure where my friend got it from, but here is it.
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What is a Kebab Word™?

Credit to JLee for starting this series of puzzles. If a word conforms to a certain property, I call it a Kebab Word™. What is the rule that decides whether a word fits, and what is the purpose of the ...
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Spectrum Analysis

This is a direct rip-off of Stiv's most recent puzzle. I did ask Stiv for permission in chat, so please take imitation as the sincerest form of flattery. Below are 15 words and 14 patterns of colored ...
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Can you "spot" the pattern?

Below are 15 words and 14 patterns of coloured spots. Each of the listed words can be matched to one of the spot patterns via a systematic rule - but two of the listed words match to the same spot ...
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A mysterious note in the lab

As I wrapped up another long day of running experiments with only mediocre yields, I prepared to turn off the fume hood and go home. However, before I left, a note caught my eye—my professor had ...
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Memorial Day puzzle

In 2025, Memorial Day will be on May 26. Also, in 2026, Memorial Day will be on May 25. Notice that the last two digits of the year and the Memorial Day date in May have just switched places. The same ...
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Finding the price of the last item

I am trying to solve question number 3 from the Mensa IQ test in the July 1981 issue of Omni, but can't find a pattern within the prices and letters. Figure out the rule that is used to determine the ...
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Infinite Towers of Trouble (with a capital T that rhymes with P...)

Friends, we have a towering puzzle in which integers are equated to ordered pairs of colors. The ordered pairs are based on the nine colors given below: White, yellow, blue, red, violet, orange, green,...
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Meaning of sequence 11011010000000111000000000

What is the meaning and significance of the following sequence of digits? 11011010000000111000000000 Hint:
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What does this concatenation operator do?

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Continuing the hexadecimal sequence 9bf66a6a87, 9bfd91c857, 9c0501e2ae, 9c0991af27, 9c0d27e6ec, [closed]

Given the following sequence of hexadecimals, figure out how to generate the next few in the sequence: 9bf66a6a87 9bfd91c857 9c0501e2ae 9c0991af27 9c0d27e6ec My ...
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My friend’s university campus in Pixels

My friend who so happens to be doing a Bachelors degree in Digital Marketing sent me this picture of a pixelated version of a map of his university campus. He, being a bright guy told me that he saw ...
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The Planet of over a Hundred Moons

What does this abstract picture represent? Fill the answers to the clues into this grid for the answer: (Straight lines, standard wordsearch style) 1. Go at train tracks with a shovel (3 2) 2. Set ...
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2759, 4248, 1152,?

What comes next? 2759, 4248, 1152, ? What is the pattern? The op got it from this site: https://free.ultimaiq.net/nse.htm
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"PRI" puzzle with line drawings, including some shapes

This is a "PRI" puzzle that was posted on a reddit question. https://www.reddit.com/r/cognitiveTesting/comments/1btdot2/has_anyone_got_any_hard_pri_puzzles/
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Raven's Matrix: 3-by-3 grids colored blue and green

This matrix is part of the app "IQ Test: Raven Matrices", level 27. I can't identify the pattern. Can you explain how to solve it?
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Reverse Word Pyramid

Group these words into groups of: Six Five Four Three Two and One. Then, figure out why this is a 'reverse' pyramid.
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Incomplete Fruit Salad [closed]

1 fruit is missing, are you able to find it?
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Infiltrate the Imposter Ring

POWER has arrived late to the puzzle, and another word has stolen its place! Who is the imposter? Notes: This style of puzzle (connect-wall) requires you to group 16 words into four groups of four. I ...
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Sort 25 words into five groups

Arrange these 25 words into five groups of five. I initially created this puzzle for my friends but none of them have solved it yet, so I have posted it here to make sure it was not too hard! For a ...
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Meta Connect Wall #3

Sort the sixteen terms into four categories. The four categories are joined by a common thread, with that being the solution. I think this one will play hard, so good luck! PLAGIARIZE WREATHS TAKE ...
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A set of rotated/reflected L-shapes

What does the image below represent? Explain your reasoning.
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Pattern with colored squares in 3x3 grids

This is a question from log 155 test posted on a sub/reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/cognitiveTesting/comments/115haor/log155_statistics_200_attempts/
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Mensa question number 30: progressive matrix of line shapes [closed]

Mensa question number 30 .. In the question I think there is some diagonal thing.
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Circle Point Region Puzzle [closed]

Below puzzle was given to me by my friend. His college professor gave him to solve. Answer is one (real) word only. HINT: Turn around when one could be confused Here is the puzzle:
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Progressive matrix of dominoes

Here is another unsolved puzzle from Reddit. What is the pattern on the final domino?
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Progressive matrix with blue squares on either side of a line

This is another puzzle that no-one seems to have cracked on Reddit. It is a Raven's Matrix question from an IQ test, I presume. Does anyone here know the solution?
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White is missing

All of the country flags below can be replaced by other flags. One country flag is missing and can not be replaced by another flag. Find the missing flag and explain why it's correct.
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Lines inside a shape

All four objects follow a certain pattern. First three are complete, fourth one isn't. Your task is to complete the fourth object. Explain why it's correct.
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Impossible pattern in slitherlink

The puzzle here is to analyze the following Slitherlink configuration and show that it is impossible. ...
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Progressive matrix - shapes overlaid on each other [closed]

Been struggling with the puzzle below and a few similar ones.
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What is a Numb™ word?

This puzzle is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Numb™ word. Here ...
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A Straightforward Connect Wall

Place the words below into 4 groups, each containing 4 words which share a common property. The answer to this puzzle is a description of the 4 groups along with the list of words that belong in each. ...
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A three star number puzzle

My mother's math department struggled to solve this problem; apparently only one teacher did. I was surprised as I thought it was trivial. Source: my mother's telegram message
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Matrices Spatial puzzle with triangles and squares in lines

Try this Raven matrices puzzle: Source
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