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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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A real-world puzzler - find the pattern!

This is a bit of an unusual puzzle - one that is purely "real world" :) My console can produce a load of colours. But I can't find any obvious way to relate the colour to its number. I'd hoped that ...
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Numerical sequence

I need help in solving this sequence: ?, 36, 36, 18, 16, 14, ? I've tried to notice a pattern and saw that 7*2=14 8*2=16, 9×2=18 18×2=36 but after 9x2 the sequence doesn't make sense. I've also ...
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Shrinking very large barcodes

My apologies is this is not the right place for this question, please advise if it needs to be moved or deleted. So my city has an art installation of some very tall Dr.Suess style flowers. These ...
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YES… Now what's next?

Here are some letter sequences, following a very similar rule. The ordering of the sequences may help you solve the sequences. Good luck! 1. Y E S _ _ L _ B J _ 2. U D T C C S _ _ _ D 4. E ...
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Is this a puzzle? Cup cakes

This picture was in a pippi long-stocking book ( the lauren child version). This picture looked to me like it should be a sequence. Does it?
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Time to think logically [closed]

How many possibilities to draw this figure completely? Conditions: Start from letter and to end up with letter (for that you need figure letters in first) You cannot take off your pencil once you ...
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A simple puzzle to play

How many possible ways can you completely draw this figure? Conditions: 1 - Once you start to draw you can’t take your pencil off of the paper. 2 - You can’t trace along a line already drawn.
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What is the maximum total possible number of rectangles in the picture?

Your objective for this puzzle is to find the maximum total number of rectangles in the pictured four overlapping squares. I believe it may be more than 36.
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Logic Puzzle: Solve and Provide Explanation [closed]

Please solve the logic puzzle above and provide an explanation for your reasoning.
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Cipher my friend sent me

"The world is: ::: :#: : ::## :### / :##: ##: #:::" My friend sent me it and said the use of the symbols : and # don't matter. It's the pattern that matters. The hints he sent were: (EDIT) I worked ...
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A small set numerical puzzle

Three, Twenty-one, and forty-five start this list that has arrived. ---edit for a little more clarity--- Ninety-one and one hundred and twenty. Then we get to the doubly interesting number....
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Hotel Combination & Room Number: Pattern?

Every door of a nine-story building (#floor between [1,9]) has a locker working with a combination of 5 digits. Every room of the building has a number of 4 digits allocated, and the first digit ...
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What is a Trimpar Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Trimpar Word™. Use the examples ...
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hard Numerical sequence

I need help to figure out what values should be put instead of the ? that's the sequence: ?, 36, 36, 18, 16, 14, ? I've tried to find a pattern and the only thing that I could think of was a ...
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Find the relation?(if you are really smart)

SMOKE : TNPF Question is simple just find how these two words are related to each other
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What is an Ipsum Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Ipsum Word™. Use the examples ...
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No, I swear this isn't another regular rebus… introducing REBI RULES!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` These rebuses (rebi) require you to figure out what the phrase is saying. However, all the ...
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What is the next term of this sequence?

What is the next number? $$2,3,10,12,13,20,?$$
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Unlucky thirteen

These two separate sequences use the same rule and stop at the 13th term. 2, 1, 8, 5, 2, 5, 8, 6, 7, 9, 7, 7, 0 3, 1, 5, 3, 9, 2, 4, 3, 9, 7, 3, 1, 0 These examples are produced when the ...
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need help in solving that numerical sequence

Sequence: 2, 3, ?, 8, 6, 7, 6, 5, 9, 3, ?, 1 I've tried to figure out what number I should replace to the *?*I have initially thought that was a modified fibonacci sequence example: we start with 2+3=...
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Please find the missing number in the question [closed]

Find the missing number, and show how you found it.
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Number sequence solving

Help me solving this sequence: need help 9,?,342,675,1230, ?,3561,5892 Source: http://zagaza.ru/za548.htm
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Solve this sequence -pattern

Ok,I need to find the solution to this sequence: 1.(09), 1.(4), 2, 3, ?, 17 the number in parentesis is an infinite decimal like 1,099999 or in the second one 1,4444444,but i can't find an answer for ...
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Find the missing number in grid

When I doing the IQ paper last Sunday, I found an interesting question. Using that I made a different puzzle. Hint 01: Hint 02: Hint 03: Hint 04: Text version: 25 13 43 35 66 53 45 -- 63 55 ...
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Pattern recognition sequence with numbers

I think I have solved this one, but I've got 2 different solutions. $$1,2,3,-1,3,2,1,x,x$$ First solution (I think this is the right one) I just noticed a pattern where the numbers between the 1s ...
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Pattern recognition using a, b, c, d, and e

I need to find the solution of this pattern: {a,b,c}, {c,d,e}, ?, ?, ?, {b,c,e}, {a,c,d}, {b,c,d}, {a,c,e}, ? The solution should be something like this: {a,b,c}, {c,d,e} {x,x,x} {x,x,x} {x,x,x}...
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Number sequence 124, 536, 1189, ?, 4126

I need your help to solve this sequence: 124, 536, 1189, ?, 4126 I found out a lot of strange things like: 536-124=412, and so the same numbers as 124, but with 4 first and then 12. 1189-536=...
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Pattern recognition question [closed]

Here is a number sequence with a missing term: $22$, $44$, $186$, $1458$, $11680$, $?$ The first thing I noticed is that if you take the first term ($22$) do $2 \times 2 = 4$ and that's the ...
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Puzzle related question about iq test 9876, 5555, 1234,? [closed]

Here is a number series puzzle from an IQ test. $9876$, $5555$, $1234$, $?$ I would like to know what the next number, ($?$), is. I notice the pattern that all the digits are used in the series; ...
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Sequence of Days : Another Grandpa Question

"Take any day. Next is the day 2 days before that. And next is the day 2 days before that and so on" Says Grandpa "That is your sequence? What is that related to?" I ask "You tell me. Use your ...
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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of ...
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Even street orphans speak in riddles nowadays

How do you do, my name's Gavroche, whispering words of wisdom, see? Bucharest coins are nothing posh, neither is neighbouring currency. This is the man that wrote the song "Charmaine", this ...
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What will be the next term in this mathematical sequence?

What will be next in this series? $$0, 6, 24, 60, 120, 210, ...$$ I've tried it and noticed that the numbers are multiples of six. But I couldn't make a relation between them.
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What is the missing number in the picture

interesting puzzle from facebook
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Secret Communications [duplicate]

Hopefully this pattern isn't a repeat of any puzzle posted previously... Dawn, Dec 17 XXXX "Our future is in your hands. I wish you the best of luck." With that, the hooded man lays ...
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I would look so cool in that hat

What common theme do the missing elements have? Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Image credits: 1.3 Hex, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.1 Nevit Dilmen, CC-BY-SA 3.0 2.2 Cramyourspam, CC-BY-SA 4....
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Raven Puzzle - How to solve it?

I was doing the Raven Progressive Matrix test when I got stuck and couldn't solve 2 questions. SEE : Ps. The answer is marked in Green. Anyone could help me with any insights? Thanks in advance
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It seems kids can resolve this puzzle faster than developers [duplicate]

It seems kids can resolve this puzzle faster than developers So, can you solve this puzzle ? | 8809 = 6 | 5555 = 0 | 7111 = 0 | | 8193 = 3 | 2172 = 0 | 8096 = 5 | | 6666 = 4 | 1012 = 1 | 1111 = 0 |...
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Sequence puzzle in rows [duplicate]

The below is a number puzzle. It should be read left to right, top to bottom. Question 1: What is the next two rows of numbers? Question 2: How was this reached?
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Which two numbers replaces the question mark?

I was solving some number puzzles. I am finding difficulty in solving this puzzle: which two numbers will replace the question marks? I need answer with explanation.
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Sukarno's Holocene Extinction Discovery

You are a renowned paleobiologist who travels the world and evaluates recent discoveries. You recently were contracted to fly to Jakarta University and check in with one of their researchers. You ...
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2 3x3 Logic Puzzles

Two logic puzzles. Which option logically fits the question mark, and why? These puzzles are from a test on 123test.com. 1. 2.
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3 IQ Test patterns

I'm stuck at these questions and i dont really know why. The more i look at them, the more i get confused. Can't seem to get the pattern here. What pattern do you see and what do you believe to be the ...
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Might be early but here we go

Gleefully, we played together in this winter season Up until now, we have thought this fun will last forever Ultimately, everything is not unlimited but has a start and end. Grinning ...
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simple puzzle IQ-test question [closed]

What is the next piece and why?
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I send you all to the Connect-Wall

Here's a random code-wall for you though; I think of it as unfair to the point of impossible, but some people of this site never cease to surprise me. You need to split the 16 words into 4 groups, ...
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Mensa IQ test question answer? [duplicate]

What is the missing piece and why? I think it is pretty interesting but I cannot find any pattern. Do you have any idea?
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Mensa IQ-test question [duplicate]

What is the missing piece and why? I have tried to solve this but cannot figure out the rule. Can anyone find a pattern?
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Endless eight swap

I have a pegboard with 10 pegholes numbered 1 to 10. There are 10 pegs of different colours: dark blue, orange, violet, black, light gold, indigo, navy, green, ivory, and teal. Each peg initially is ...
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What is a Workman Word™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Workman Word™. Use the examples ...