Questions tagged [pattern]

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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Numbered Countries

I've assigned numbers to several European nations as shown below. My question is: what's my methodology in choosing these numbers? What would the numbers for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania be? (Note: ...
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Another phonetic Vowelburger™ Riddle

You can find the other Vowelburger™ Riddles here I ordered 7 Vowelburgers™ with buns and meat only at the linguistic restaurant - help me identifing each one from the description on the menu! $$ \...
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Find the missing shape

Here's a grid of shapes: Which of the following shapes should go in the missing cell, and why? There is only one correct answer, and the explanation should not be very complicated.
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Assessment Centre Logic test

I have to exercises with solutions (red) from a german assesment centre logic test which I not understand: Does anybody the logic behind them?
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Look at me - a number sequence

This sequence goes on forever, but here is the first 7 of them. The X's are just there to hide the actual digits. Can you find all the correct digits of the 8th entry? 1024, 90X1X, 25023X, 490364, ...
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Triply English or Triply American

The following list of words divides evenly into two groups of words which I describe as Triply English and Triply American. American Assault Citation Common Count Diamond Fleet ...
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Complete this cross sequence

What is the next element of this sequence and why? Possible choices: Hint
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Raven Matrix-like tests

I have some Raven test that I couldn't find the answers Hope you can find the answers. I found this test in this IQ Test application.
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Matrix Pattern matching Puzzle

This puzzle is part of the openly available questions from a book. I'm trying to solve it, but cannot find any solution to it. The book inside preview says the answer is top right one (two solid ...
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What is a 21 + 3113 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 adheres to a certain rule I call it a 21 + 3113 Word™. Text-...
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Impossible matrices – endgame

If you can solve these, then you probably are one of the Avengers. I find these six random puzzles to be impossible. Any Tony Stark IQs out there (maybe @Deusovi :D)?
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My Lovely Connect Wall

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Additionally, each of the four groups can be represented by a single group-word. Finally, the four group-words are connected ...
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The unusual equations

When I entered a number on my calculator from 10 to 99 and then rapidly tap the equal button (nth times) a different two digit number appears on the screen. If I rapidly tap the equal button (nth ...
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Number to Alphanumeric Mapping

A certain website uses the following mapping to encode their integer ID to an alphanumeric string. Can you figure out what the mapping is? ...
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Mensa Pattern recognition riddle

I have a question about the solution of this pattern recognation task: I know that according to the book where I it found the correct answer is E. The "argument" is: Vertical lines represent $1$ ...
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Categorizing puzzle

Here are some random tasks that I quite can't wrap my head around. Instructions: There are two rule-based categories in each of these 5 puzzles, marked with either black or grey dots. To which ...
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The Invincible sequence

Hint every 24 hours for 3 days. Find the next number in the sequence mentioned below 7, 14, 2, 7, 10, 1, 46, 24, 40, 45, 6, 15 ... Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4
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Pattern Recognition Puzzle

I've made a pattern recognition puzzle. The Goal: Find the next shape(Left to right). Note: Don't take the thickness of the shapes OR the size of the shapes into consideration when solving this ...
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Find next number in the sequence

I want to share a question that is created by myself. I will give a hint every 24 hours and my answer in 3 days given that nobody could answer my question. 5, 6, 2, 4, 0, 2, 5, 1, 3, 6...
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What is the Ternary Sequence™

The sequence below, I call the $\text{Ternary Sequence™}$. \begin{gather*} \text{T}(1) = 1\\ \text{T}(2) = 2\\ \text{T}(3) = 5\\ \text{T}(4) = 5\\ \text{T}(5) = 3\\ \text{T}(6) = 5\\ \text{T}(7) = ...
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Numbers Relation Puzzle

I've written a numbers relation puzzle, I'd like to share it with you and see what you fellas think. ------ Try to find the relation between the numbers------ Good to know: there are 2 parameters ...
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Find the relation between these numbers

I've just joined and wanted to contribute a bit myself so here are 3 puzzles my friend made to test me, first two I've solved but third one stomped me, see if you can solve it yourself! First one - ...
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What is a Trinity Number™?

This is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, and the Number™ series. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it a ...
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Rubik's Cube Photo Review

Recently, I saw this motivational picture (Clicky to embiggen): (source) Since I found the message somewhat confusing, I searched Google for more similar images. Can you tell what do all these ...
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Three tables, One logic and Nine numbers to guess

Here is a table divided in three parts, the first two (the green and the yellow ones) are completely clear, while the last one (which is red) has 9 numbers to guess (α1, β1, γ1, δ1, α2, β2, γ2, δ2 and,...
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What is a Scooby Word?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a ...
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Which number is the car parked on?

Which number is the Land Rover parked on?
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What is a BS 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 BS Word™. Use the ...
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What is an IHC. 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 an IHC. Word™. Use the ...
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Find the missing 3 numbers

Find the missing 3 numbers in the following table:
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What is a Computer Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Computer Phrase™. Use the ...
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What is a Rotting 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 Rotting Word™. Use the ...
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Only Connect Unchained

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. Additionally, each of the four groups can be represented by a single group-word. Finally, the four group-words are connected ...
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What is a Transition 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 Transition Word™. Use ...
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Can you find the missing words?

Given that: $ \begin{gather} \ \text{ art}\hspace{1em}\Leftrightarrow\hspace{1em}\text{phi} \end{gather} $ Can you figure out the words that are missing? $ \begin{gather} \text{imps}\hspace{1em}...
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A curious odd one out

Which one of (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) is the odd one out and why? Source: based on a puzzle from Alex Bellos
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What is a Vowelreuben™ 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 Vowelreuben™ Word™. Use ...
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Find the code from the image

Find the numerical code from the images. You don't get any hints.
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What is a Limited 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 Limited Word™. Use the ...
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Supposedly easy visual puzzle

My friend sent me a picture of this recently (unverified source) on social media. He says its from a practice job aptitude assessment. I think the pattern is very obvious.... but according to him the ...
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Just some simple calculation to return this pattern

Here is a table, inside there are simple operations to perform, but there are also particular numbers that don't have the same logic. So how difficult will it be to find the last number and the ...
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What number should be on the questionmark? [closed]

Please explain your answer below
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Opposing Teams: Who did Dillon pick?

Rudy Estabrook and Dillon O'Donnelly are chosen captains of opposing teams in a language trivia contest. They were asked to choose team members from a pool of their smart friends. Here is how it went ...
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Please solve this number puzzle [closed]

This is a puzzle for logical minds. Please explain me the answer, with steps.
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A real time-waster: the clock of confusion and color

John was doing his math problems like a good child one day until he looked at the clock to see if it was time to sleep. To his dismay, the blasted thing had become another math problem! But this one ...
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Masterbrain Specialist Subject Round

Daniel has reached the semi-final of Masterbrain, a TV show which features an intimidating setting and challenging questions, presented by the famous Morten Mortensson. Daniel has achieved a high ...
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Someone please explain the answer to this matrix?

I got the answer correct. It was mostly an intuitive guess though. The horizontal wave appears once on each row and the vertical line (y-axis looking thing) with no arrow head also appears once on ...
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Find the missing number in this transformation

I've recently come accross this puzzle. 2,5,8 = 122348 3,5,4 = 181224 7,4,6 = 352230 5,3,10 = 203340 3,9,4 = ? I was able to figure out ...
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Find the missing words #2

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each pair of $\text{X}$'s should be replaced with the same two letters (in order). $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if ...
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Find the missing words

With inspiration from Detiva's puzzle. Find words to fit the clues. Each $\text{X X X}$ should be replaced with the same three letters. $ \begin{gather} % custom template - reuse if you may \def\S#1#...

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