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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What is a Quotidian 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. It seems that it's a rite of passage on PSE to make at least one of ...
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All six of them

This sequence of grids is arranged in alphabetical order but one grid is empty as you can see. All the others are complete. How should you fill in the squares in order for this empty grid to be ...
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With a little effort, one can prevail

What is common between the following words and names? (Inspired by this except that I actually know the answer to this one) Defeat Kleenex? Guanaco Nerdiest Sardar Ian McKellen Dingo Gun Diablo ...
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Pairing Puzzle - Dropping a clue

The eleven clues below each yield a word, ten of which may be sorted into five pairs. Americana band active between 1997 and 2007. Lived with Joey and Chandler. Singer did this. Large flat round fish ...
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What is a Shifting 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 has a certain property, I call it a Shifting Word™. You can use ...
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A(nother) No-Sensa Test Question

Which one of the five options (A to E) fits in the blank space? Why?
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What is an Awry Grid?

If a 4x4 grid (where each cell contains an arrow in an orthogonal direction) conforms to a special rule, I call it an Awry Grid. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it a Aright Grid. Here are ...
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What is an Immiscible 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 Immiscible Word™. If ...
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Progressive matrix - 4x4 grid with triangles and crosses

My sister sent me this pattern sequence. Please excuse the bad image quality. Source
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A $10^n$ price pattern puzzle

This is a chart filled with numbers. The numbers are linked to each other. 30 1 0 29 9 𝑎1 6 6 4 77 1 𝑎2 2 54 𝑎3 2 60 𝑎4 9 9 𝑎5 1 𝑎6 2 6 98 97 𝑎7 0 0 43 3 77 8 𝑎8 1 𝑎9 0 3 8 8 45 0 𝑎10 ...
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Missing numbers in triangular sequence

I am not sure if this is an appropriate puzzle for this site, but I searched and found 1 or 2 other types of puzzles like this. This is an original puzzle. Find the missing numbers in rows 8 through ...
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What are the missing letters in this sequence?

That's a sequence I found on Quora. The goal is to find what goes replaces the "x"s. The answer should be letters, not numbers. AI, CL, DP, xx, xx Hint: you could convert the letters into ...
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What numbers should replace the question marks? (square with digits)

What numbers should replace the question marks? Every question mark can be replaced by digit from set {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8}. 5 7 8 6 8 6 8 6 3 ? 7 4 2 ? 7 8 6 8 5 8 ? 4 5 ? 3 1 7 2 8 6 7 4 8 5 7 3 ...
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Find the missing term in 3×3 table

8 10 9 ? 15 28 7 12 13 Possible answers: A) 9 B) 10 C) 11 D) 12 Correct answer: Please explain how to solve this question? Source: NTSE stage 1 rajasthan ...
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IQ question - Spades and Clubs inside of boxes

This is a question from https://international-iq-test.com/ Here is my attempt at a solution, though it's too convoluted so it's probably wrong:
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A Simple Connect Wall?

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups. Additionally, the four groups may be connected to give a hint at a fictional character. BUDGE ROLL BOW BOSS DIE GRAVE APSE CRYPT PRESS FISH ...
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Progressive matrix - 3x3 grids with red and blue squares [closed]

I was told that D was the correct solution, but I can't figure out why. n here
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$a_n = 2n^2, n \geq 1$ (modified)

The puzzle asks to determine the next term in the sequence 2, 4, 8, 0, 0, 16... a. 32 b. 18 c. 20 d. 24 e. 0 The obvious answer for me would be 32, with these zeros serving as the "neutral ...
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A No-Sensa Test Question

What is in the blank box? Why? Pick from one of the five options. For folks who don't see colors well Y = yellow, R = red, O = orange, B = blue, G = green, P = purple Grid: Y R O Y B G B P ...
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A Pairing Puzzle for Christmas

Show how the following words and phrases may be sorted into pairs. REITERATING DRILLING MR GUM LONG ANGLICANS MAN SINS ULSTER GRIPES READ PAPER ENGAGE POLLS VOTED PIPPIN MIND-MURDERS DISLIKING ...
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My Secret Cabal

I'm in a cabal so secret and nefarious that very few of its members even know they are members. Our ranks include: Former Seattle police chief Carmen Best Physician and diplomat Deborah Birx Writer ...
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Initials, we are

Can you tell me what this sequence represents? (something very well-known)
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Number Sequence (yet again?)

This number sequence has numbers rounded to the nearest tenth. 1, 2, 4.5, ?, 26, ? Find the pattern and the answers to the question marks rounded to the nearest tenth.
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They say, six-four

Without giving away anymore info other than this image below and that the sequence consists of 7 entries only, can you figure out what the correct answer is? The answer is in the form _______ _______ (...
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Numerical sequence - 11, 89, 17, ?, 47, 62, ?, 10, 0 [closed]

My friend from Math Stack Exchange gave me this sequence. He said that it isn't strictly a mathematical sequence, and that I need to find a pattern and then fill the question marks. These are the only ...
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IQ test matrix question - circles and squares on a vertical line

Another IQ question from the Mensa Romania app. What is the answer, and why?
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Mensa Romania IQ test question - diagonal, vertical, horizontal lines combined

Please help with that Mensa Romania IQ test question. I think it's B, but why?
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Graphical pattern - 5x5 grids with “x”s

A friend of mine made this puzzle. You should find the pattern that explains the movements of the 'x' and find the next item in the sequence. You should draw it in the white box on the right. Hint: ...
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What function is it?

A function of one variable $y = f(x)$. However, I suspect that the function does not need to necessarily be strictly mathematical. If $x = 1$, then $y = 0$. If $x = 2$, then $y = 0$. If $x = 10$, then ...
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Primes Number Sequence

Find the pattern in the sequence: 10 11 21 247 29 391 ? ? ?
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IQ Test question - numbers inside a grid - math

There must be a better way of solving. Can someone tell me what is the correct answer and reasoning? Thank you. Transcription of the image: 3 4 5 5 6 16 8 12 52 14 14 ?
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IQ Test question - numbers inside a 4x3 grid

I could not solve a question from an online IQ test: Transcription of image: What is the number in the * cell? 9 38 47 4 6 35 42 * 12 21 23 27 The options were: 10, -5, 32 and 18 The only pattern ...
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What is a Date 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 Date Word™ word. Here is ...
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Math sequence. What number comes next?

I have created a pattern that is fairly interesting. It is discoverable from a geometric shape. The sequence begins: 1,2,4,9,1,18,1,2.... It is a repeating pattern. It could be an infinite repeating ...
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What is common between the words?

What is common between the following words and names? Sweden Ashton Kutcher salmon dogs Emma stone Germany elk Chicago Miami Margot Robbie heart transplant countryside
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A Short 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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Progressive Matrix question - lines, squares and circles

I found a free logical reasoning test which consisted of 10 questions. I managed to solve all the other questions correctly except for the last one: I could not find a pattern of how the squares and ...
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What number is July?

What logic is followed below to get the numbers for the months? MARCH = 3142 APRIL = 1232 MAY = 1121 JUNE = 1220 JULY = ?
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What's up with these words, eh?

hello there = llehht oere Voldemort's Wrath = dloVrome s'ttarWh This is weird, right? = sihT si riewr ,dthgi? Just figure out what is happening to these words. = tsuJgif eru tuotahw si ppahnineot ...
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Sort 10 clock numbers

An electronic clock shows hours and minutes: from 00:00 to 23:59. Sort the numbers 0, 1, ..., 9 according to the time of their presence on the clock board during the 24-hours. Edit For example, for ...
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Mensa Sample IQ test question - squares, rectangles and triangles in big squares

I took a sample Mensa IQ test at the Mensa France Website and encountered a question which I wasn't able to solve: The instructions were written in French: Parmi les 5 figures proposées, quelles ...
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What is the missing digit in this 3x5 table?

The problem is as follows: The figure from below shows a sequence of numbers ordered in a tabular form. Find the next term labeled x. Transcription: 4, 3, 2, 5, 6 5, 6, 9, 2, 4 11, 9, 7, x, 14 The ...
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Mensa Workout Quiz question - letter series

I took the Mensa Workout Quiz and I wasn't able to do this letter series question: Which letter comes next in this series of letters? B A C B D C E D F ? The options given were: C, D, E and F ...
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A Connect Wall to Fly Over

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls The 16 images below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected images. The overall connection between the groups this time ...
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Mensa sample question - squares with shaded and unshaded parts

I found some sample Mensa IQ test questions at the Mensa Singapore website. There were 8 questions inside it. I managed to answer most of them without too much problem, however, I could not answer the ...
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Mensa test - lines between vertices of a 3x3 grid

I took a Mensa practice test, which is found on the r/mensa subreddit. Somebody claimed that this was the most accurate Mensa practice test. The link to this test is http://www.mensa.fi/test/...
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8 IQ test questions - colored boxes, shapes, lines

I recently took an IQ test with 50 questions of visual standard, 42 of which I got right. However, these are the 8 that I was unable to resolve. What do these pictures have in common? The source is ...
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Letter Connections

What is the connection between each of these pairs and what is the missing letter? A is to G B is to P D is to Q F is to T C is to ? Good luck!
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Sequence of boxes with arrows in the corners

This was a puzzle given "graduatetrader.com". I don't have its answer but it wasn't E as per them. If you can find some pattern please help me. I found one pattern by giving numbers to each ...
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The New Mega-Splitter™: What's Next?

Here we have the great pyramid. The brand new 50-50, Out-to-In Mega-Splitter™. Fill in the question marks with the next numbers! All the hints you should need are in the question!

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