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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Ten Sequences With a Theme

Each of the ten sequences below have a similarly worded rule that determines the next number in the sequence. Try to figure the rules and subsequent numbers for each of the sequences. They are not ...
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An Enigmatic Price List

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Is there a code in this painting?

This was posted in a Facebook group yesterday. It’s also made the rounds on Reddit but all of the commentary seems like scattershot speculation so far. From the post: This is a painting done my ...
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How would you solve the following Matrix Puzzle by u/---Kyu---?

I've been staring at this puzzle for too long, but I cannot get how it was solved. Based on the comments in the thread, a user identified that Number 1 is the correct answer, with the comment by u/---...
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What is a Resilient 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 Resilient Word™. Use the following ...
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Number puzzle i really need help with

I found this puzzle in a VRChat world. Its a 6 number puzzle, and I need to know the value of “? ? ? ? ? ?”. I also need to know the number.
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Complete this puzzle(the right way)

A circle and squares.. Try to complete this picture(the white areas) and explain why! Hint1a Hint1b
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Picture puzzle… Replace the “?”

Below is a picture and your task is to replace the question mark!
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The A-List of Foreign Actors

To commemorate the 77th Golden Globe awards, held today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, here is a little puzzle involving foreign actors. What do the following foreign actors have in ...
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Find the hidden initials and explain what means

TO, PD, FP, FCA, M, ? They can be anything from sports to instruments but it is difficult to consider the hidden sequence.
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Circle Puzzle… Replace the question marks

Try replace the question marks in this picture! Hint:
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Patterns in colored 3x3 squares

Could you please give the answer to this puzzle. I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. (source, by user Kyu on Reddit) Additional insight by Kyu from reddit: Shared by Kyu: "Though I will say ...
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What is a Range 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 range word. Here ...
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Complete this sequence of images

This is a sequence of images. The fourth image is blank. Replace the question marks.
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Confusing letter

I once received a letter where all letters of the alphabet was shuffled around. The task was then to find out what each letter was and then read the letter. I wrote a little letter for you: Be ...
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What is a peccato 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 peccato word. ...
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What is a selfish 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 selfish word. Here is a ...
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DOTS… What am I looking for?

Dots, dots, and more dots. Try to figure out what they represent.
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COLOR-PUZZLE. Complete the picture

Here is a color-puzzle(Not the best picture but hey :D) If anything is unclear, let me know. But all the information you need should be out there. So... Try complete the picture. Hint1:
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A missing part of a checkerboard

Fill out the missing part (the grey area) and explain the pattern behind the colors of this $9 \times 9$ checkerboard tiles!
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A flower-shaped robot-control puzzle

The goal of this puzzle is to find a sequence of max 5 commands that will move the triangle through the maze and visit all colored squares. Three types of commands can be used: F0 makes the sequence ...
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Which other color belongs in the group?

Group 1: brown, white, green, gray, ___________ Group 2: all other colors Exactly one other color belongs in group 1. Which color is it (i.e. fill in the blank), and why?
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What is a Aged Rope Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, I call it a Aged Rope Phrase™. Text-only version in CSV form: "Enamel Tar","A Chaplain Labouring" "Enable Lane","A Paleface Meets Minor" "Beer Nice","Therefore ...
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Letters and numbers… Replace the question mark

Here's some letters and numbers. Find "?" (S,V):3::(U,K):16::(T,F):5::(L,K):5::(M,W):1::(I,O,M):? Hint1: Hint2: Ok, this is a minor give away,...
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Number puzzle! Find “?”

Replace the question marks. 1, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, ?, 11, 14, 19, 20, ?
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If these equals… then what number is “?”

If, 7∆ + 11□ - 2□ + 1∆ = 36 12∆ - 8∆ + 8□ + 2∆ = 25 3□ + 17∆ + 5□ + 2∆= 289 then, 1□ + 7□ + 2□ + 3∆ + 17∆ = ?
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What’s the next number in the sequence?

I have a numeric sequence: 1,4,5,5,7,9,9,6,6,11,13,11,? What is the next number in the sequence and what pattern does the sequence follow? This sequence has to do with prime numbers and the sequence ...
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Number sequence. What's next?

Replace the question mark. Ill give hint if noone can solve it within a couple of hours. 5, 12, 24, 36, 52, 68, 84, 100, ?
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What is a Sexy Phrase™?

If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, I call it a Sexy Phrase™. Text-only version in CSV form: "Loaded Ohio","Amazed Oatcake" "Cuban Smack","Swag Pelecan" "Alchemical Bonanza","Pagan Mailbag" "...
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Xs and Os: XOXXOO = 387 [closed]

XOXXOO = 387, OOOXXX = 450, OXOX = 204, XXOOXX = (???) In this problem of puzzle certain values for X and O create the number given. The form of logic is XOXXOO makes 387 as OOOXXX makes 450 etc
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Raven's matrix puzzle

I found this puzzle on Quora and it was pretty hard: Can someone help! The solution makes no sense to me either.
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How do I find the maximum quantity of trees to be chopped in a field given a square?

The problem is as follows: In a oasis, a lumberjack sees that a group of palm trees has a $7\times 7$ formation making a square as it is shown in the diagram from below. Find the maximum quantity of ...
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Number sequence. Replace the “?'s”

Replace the question marks. 6, 35, 143, ?, ?, 1147
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Mensa Norway 2019 questions 8, 12, 17, 18, 31

I'd like to verify my solutions for Q8, 12, 17, 18 and 31. In particular, I haven't utilised all the information in each of these puzzles below and want a better explanation for these. My pick: My ...
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Logical Test: Arrows

Whats the logic behind these patterns? I consider myself to be decent at solving puzzles, yet I have no clue what is going on in these puzzles. EDIT: Sorry for not putting the source in! Questions ...
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An original non-recursive sequence

16, ?, 19, ?, ?, 15, 16, 9, ?, ?, 14, ?, ?, ?, ?, 1 According to my measure, this sequence is more original than that of Fibonacci. Replace the question marks with the missing numbers.
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Find the number sequence, which number come next?

8 0 9 24 10 120 11 336 12 __ ? Hint:
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Replace the question marks

Here's some number problems. 8:2::1:1::64:? A:4::D:49::?:169 439: SQUARE::125:CUBE::216:? A:8::M:5::J:1::O:10::M:?
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Word Game Worth?

Marty wants to play a word game with friends. He writes down a few words and tells them how much they are worth points. ...
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Ask, and you shall receive

Request of me twenty, receive of me twenty. Request of me sixty, your behest will be fulfilled. Request of me eighty, you'll be given the same; but ask for one hundred, and you will get only sixty. ...
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What's the number in the last cell according to the pattern?

I came across a puzzle in an exercise booklet for selective high school enrolment tests in Australia. The puzzle is shown in the picture below. Please help me work out the number in the cell marked by ...
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Triangle puzzle

Can you guess the pattern? Fill in the blank for the last triangle
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What's the number in the cell marked by the question mark in the cell according to the pattern?

I came across the puzzle shown in the picture below. Please help me work out the number in the cell marked by the question mark. Thank you very much. This puzzle is from the exercise booklet for ...
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A letter sequence with curious repetitions

There was a time when I created some letter series puzzles. This one is an old one. Replace the question marks. P, Ca, ?, ?, O, Ca, P, Ca, ?, ?, ?, Ca Hints(1-3): I will reveal three question marks....
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How do I solve this problem?

I am trying to answer this puzzle - which of the five potential answers is correct, and why? This test comes from Metropol iq1 book
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How do I solve this multiplication problem?

I am trying to answer this puzzle my friend created and sent to me - which of the five potential answers is correct, and why? $ 10 \times 5 = 60 \\ 6 \times 12 = 72 \\ 8 \times 3 = 44 \\ 5 \...
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Can someone tell me what is next in that 3 sequences?

I'm looking at three sequences from the test at http://free.ultimaiq.net/nse.htm. I managed to answer 27 of the 30 questions, but I'm really curious about the other three. Q6: 1001, 4524, 4299, 3984, ...
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Find the missing number in the given puzzle

Original image here Source: My coaching DPP (Daily Practice Paper) A) $112$ B) $92$ C) $82$ D) $102$ I found $5^2+3^2-4^2=18,\,7^2+5^2-3^2=65.$ So, $?=8^2+6^2-5^2=75$ which is not in option. ...
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What's the link?

2 -> Sudoku 30 -> Tic Tac Toe 33 -> Rubik's Cube 39 -> 2048 100 -> Sudoku 143 -> Seven Bridges of Königsberg 269 -> Magic Hexagon 323 -> Rubik's Cube 27914 -> The Finger Game 49755 -> Russian ...
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What is an IJKLMN Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Number version puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it an IJKLMN Number™. Use the following examples ...