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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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What is the missing pattern?

What is the answer to the puzzle below and why?
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As I Was Reflecting On Nothing

I have a teenage cousin. He’s a real 2. I can’t believe this 11. It’s not even 14 and already he’s in deep 16. The worst part is, he doesn’t give a 20. I mean, I showed him this and guess what his ...
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Alien Number System

An alien civilization has a strange way of notating their numbers. Here are the first 30 numbers in their system: The notation is unique up to slight differences in handwriting. Therefore you may ...
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Bongard Problem 2

Find the rule that is correct on the left side, but not on the right side. If you don't know about bongard problems you can click here.
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Find the right triangle number

Here is my first try at a puzzle. Find the missing number. ...
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Another pattern puzzle with a twist…well, not quite so

What are the next two terms of the following crazy sequence: I, h, 6, 9l, 52, 9E, 6h, __, __ ?
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Procedurally generated riddles

Last morning, my AI friend wrote me a letter. hello thomas. how are you? i am good. you said you like riddles so I made some riddles for you. please enjoy. After some time, though I enjoyed the ...
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Reasoning - Find Missing Number

Find number in place of question mark, numbers have been written according to a certain rule.
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Sometimes I'm Less, Sometimes I'm More

This is a pattern puzzle > The answer to this puzzle is in the text itself < Do you need some more lines? > Do you think you are seeing a pattern? < Well, after this line, ...
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K, L, M, K, L, M, … what is the pattern? It is not what you first think

Everyone knows the J Family. It is the family where the names of the three sons and three daughters of Mr and Mrs Jameson each start with the letter J. Three Boys: Jordan; Jasper; ...
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Greater Than / Less Than Pattern [duplicate]

I can't solve this, maybe one of you can? My intuition is the answer is the >< but probably only because that appears in the surrounding squares. source: unknown but friend received it as warmup/...
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Continue the Pattern #6 Fractions of Circles

Can you find the continuation of the following pattern? For a hint I added a Title.
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Continue the Pattern #5

Can you complete this pattern?
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1answer
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Continue the Pattern #4

Can you complete this pattern?
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How would you complete the pattern?

How would you complete this pattern?
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What's in the last box?

Complete the pattern below with an answer from the five choices
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Continue the Pattern

Another one of my puzzles to promote our school's webpage that has no answer yet after a week:
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Inductive reasoning pattern (2 of 2)

How do I figure out the following pattern?
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inductive reasoning pattern (1 of 2)

In a practice test on this website I found a pattern that I cannot figure out. Can someone help me?
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cannot figure out these patterns [closed]

Can anyone help, please? 1-Here I would say E (one square changing at each step in clockwise direction). But I am not sure why A should be wrong. 2- ?? 3-B or E? 4-?? 5-?? 6-E? A black arrow ...
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Complete the pattern

I have been creating puzzles to promote our school's Facebook page, but in a week no-one could yet answer this one: Complete the pattern:
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Which number replace the question mark? Three circles [closed]

8 4 10 7 9 3 20 12 ? 3 2 3 1 1 2 I cannot find a sequence to this. I have ...
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Bongard n°4: Neutral vs Town

This is my last puzzle before the holidays, have a nice summer everyone. Here's a link to the rules of these kind of problems.
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Missing number in 5-cell grids

Find the missing number in these grids. I was unable to find any pattern. Choices: 9 6 8 4 source: Borhan Motevasete magazine, Oct. 2007
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A 4x4 grid puzzle with one missing number [closed]

I can't find any logical relationship in this grid! Could someone help me, please? and choices are A. 8 B. 6 C. 5 D. 4 This book is the source of the puzzle. The translation of its title is ...
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Not a very simple riddle

When you are one, I am two. When you are ten, I am four. When you are hundred, who am I ? Edit: Also, when you are thousand, I am same as i was before. Edit_2: I can't move. I can't see the end. No ...
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Two IQ test patterns

The following are two patterns found at this IQ test site. What are the rules of the left panel and which square from the right panel should replace the question mark? Pattern 1: Pattern 2:
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Cannot see the pattern

Some patterns I could not complete in the IQ test from this website. Can someone explain them to me? Let's order the answers in this way A B C D E F PATTERN 1 ...
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Support the last one left

The enumerations of these four crossword clues are related: Naughty streamer even I watch. Justify the new mass rite. Not a grey cap on the board? Send up Queen's University. ...
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John plays games on his smartphone

John likes playing Clash Royale but does not like Clash Of Clans. John likes Pokemon Go but does not like Minecraft. John likes playing Temple Run but does not like playing Vainglory. John also likes ...
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Can we get some input, please?

The seven of us are pretty much surrounded. Stevens thinks that the key is to keep together and everyone's on board with that. He's surely our most senior man, but I worry about him. He seems to ...
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Which yellow answer completes the sequence?

Which yellow circle is next in the sequence and why?
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Welcome to my Island

I just bought my own island-country the other day, and, as ruler of my new land, I've decided to be a major dingus. I'm not gonna follow other nations in the world like some subservient lemming and ...
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Powerful wizard

A powerful wizard have to be able to: Turn a plate into a pencil Turn a ceramic bowl into a cue ball Turn a kettlebell into a rubber band Turn a plastic bag into a concrete block Questions: What ...
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What is a Croupier's Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series. If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Croupier's ...
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Pattern of dots in a 5x5 square [duplicate]

Does anyone know the answer and the logical explanation? It is driving me crazy.
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Obscure IQ test question

I stumbled upon this (probably simple) mathematical matrix I just couldn't solve. The problem is I came up with the answer 12 (which isn't one) and now I am so fixated on that that I am having ...
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0answers
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This is a Mensa IQ test from Norway. The last puzzle. [duplicate]

I solved all of the questions except this one. I checked and the answer in the bottom left one. I couldn't find any pattern or relations that would help me understand why or how one reaches the answer....
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Trying to find relationships among tables of the same set

Set A 7      3      3       4      0      2 &...
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What is a Digital Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee. Digital Words™ are words that follow a certain rule. If a word follows this rule, it is a Digital Word™. $$ ...
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What is Mike's formula for naming software packages?

Mike works for the marketing department of a software company. His job is to come up with names for new products, and he has devised a formula for doing so. For example, when the company developed a ...
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Illegal patterns for the Rubik's cube

It is known that if you take apart the Rubik's cube and then reassemble it randomly, you will end out in one of $12$ cases, among which only one is solvable. The others result in having (1) one piece ...
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Hurricane Names

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1. We had a lot of hurricanes this season, so we had to come up with a new naming convention for them. We had several possibilities, but ...
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Find missing numbers in the sequence and decode the message

Find missing numbers in the sequence and decode the message Sequence - 81, 87, 69, 82, 84, 89, --, --, --, -- Message - 117 110 100 101 102 105 110 101 100 101 116 97 114 116 110 101 39 104 99 32 ...
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A Simple Mental Puzzle

I kinda wasted a lot of time on this. Hope you enjoy it: 7 | 9 | 58 9 | 3 | ? 11 | 4 | 125 The '?' will be: 82 83 84 87
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How to hide coded messages in kaleidoscopes

Has anyone ever made or ever heard of making coded messages using repeating patterns or colors in kaleidoscopes? I had the idea for a project and was wondering if anyone had any experience with ...
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Cryptically dumb medieval jokes

Why did the chicken cross the river? Well, I believe that is a question too vague to classify for a riddle, eh? Well, I had to draw your attention. Actually, my story is a bit more complicated than ...
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Color Logic problem 3

Find the rule specified in the image below. Make sure the rule fully satisfies. Part two and one
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What is a Lefthide Word™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a word satisfies a certain property, it is called an Lefthide Word™. Use the example word lists ...
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Attempt to creating a Bongard problem

Here's my attempt creating a Bongard problem. Find the rule that is correct on the left side, but not on the right side. What is a Bongard problem?