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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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Puzzle with alphabet X

1X2X3X,8696XX,?,?,950616 Hints: Figure out what X represents for and then find links between these numbers. Is there any genius who can solve my puzzle?
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My own interesting puzzle

I’ve come out one fun puzzle for you all to solve NITLKVXW ==> (>,<,X,<,>,>>,<,?,?,?,?) What’s the symbols in four question marks? Hint: Turn
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How to solve this number-sequence?

My friend gave me this fun puzzle to solve but I still cannot figure out the logic between them... 1,3,4,7,8,11,14,15,19,22,23,25,26,?,?,?,? Could anyone help me solve it?
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Can a “select a missing 3rd symbol” puzzle made at least a bit difficult?

Looking at all the Mensa IQ test puzzles, usually there are two rows with in total 6-8 symbols and where you need to choose the last one properly to match the pattern. I wonder whether at least a bit ...
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Special flights

What links Southwest Flight 3551 Iberia Flight 3692 Aeroflot Flight 6582 Can you name another flight in this unusual group?
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Sum letters are not two different

The following letters all have something in common which may not be obvious at a first glance: A B D H P No other letters share this attribute. Hint More ...
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What is a Russian 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 Russian Word™. Use the examples ...
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Can't figure this one out.. What is the missing box?

I've been stuck on this for ages, and can't figure this out. What is the missing box, and the logic behind the answer? This was taken from a Korn Ferry Leadership Assessment practice trial.
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Bongard Problem

it comes from http://www.foundalis.com/res/bps/foundal/p162.htm What you need to do is to distinguish the patterns on both sides, what is the common feature on the left and what is the common feature ...
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Pattern Recognition: $7 \star 8$ =?

The following pattern was given to me by one of my friends: If $$\quad 5 \star 5 = 10$$ $$\quad 6 \star 6=18$$ $$\quad 7 \star 7=36$$ then $$\quad 7 \star 8 = ?$$ a) $54 \quad$ b) $51 \...
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Continue the number sequence

Some minor misunderstanding last week inspired me on creating this puzzle. Hope it would be not very boring :) Sequence: 10 50 100 306 356 562 ... What`s next? Hint:
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Riddle Poem Four

Here's a quick little puzzle I thought up. If you want to be really creative write out a last line for me, otherwise let me know what the sequence is and what comes next. My pattern is simple, But ...
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What is the solution for this progression puzzle? [duplicate]

I encountered this in an online test and was unable to solve it. My approach was that the sticks were rotating, like hands of a clock in either direction at different rates. But by using this I was ...
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Find the result of this dual key cipher

I came up with a neat little cipher that I'm calling the dual key cipher. The basic premise is that there are two cipher keys that, when used together can decode the cipher text against a given ...
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What is a Southpaw Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by [JLee][2] with a special brand of [Phrase™][3] and [Word™][4] puzzles. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Southpaw ...
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What is a Samsaran 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 Samsaran Word™. Use the examples ...
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IQ test question from Vietnam [duplicate]

If anyone know how to do it? Confuse from https://testiq.vn/iq-test.html
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Shapes and letters. What is the missing box?

Finally, someone has figured it out. Good job.
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Casey likes latte but dislikes cappuccino

Casey likes latte but dislikes cappuccino. Casey likes suburbs but dislikes cities. Casey likes wheat but dislikes cereal. Casey likes rococo but dislikes baroque. Casey likes flannel but dislikes ...
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What's the hand of the lonely man?

Albert, Fred, Larry, Ron and Patrick are playing cards at Albert’s house with a regular 52 card deck that is missing all the 2s. Patrick has 10 cards, none of which are higher than 6. Ron has 13 cards,...
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Pattern Recognition problem : $… ,224,8,3,4,11,…$

The following pattern was given to me by one of my friend: $$\color{red}{224}$$ $$14 \quad \quad 8$$ $$4 \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad 3$$ $$8 \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad 4$$ $...
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The King's new dress

The King has come to me at once And ordered that I make a suit "The suit should have a lot of folds Contain a lot of metal discs Please color it by using paint Then decorate with flower ...
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Find the next number in this sequence

Find the next number in the sequence : 1; 5; 33; 25; 2; 16; 14; 12; 11; ? What is the next number and why ?
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What in this world is she trying to say?

I happened to meet one of my friends after about a couple of years. Obviously we both were very happy, but still, she didn't leave her habit of challenging me to decipher what she was saying. I ...
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Special Puzzling

How to solve this puzzling? I can't see any links between them. This is from AEGT-P test.
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What will the Frenchman say?

An Englishman, a Frenchman and a German are speaking. First the Englishman says : "M". Then the Frenchman says : "M" as well. And the German also says : "M". They all agree and decide to ...
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How will you save Mike?

A direct hint: this question. Question starts from here: You are Dr. Nathaniel - a renowned archaeologist, and involved in a research about an ancient site. But, there is only one problem - the ...
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Phoebe's favorite insect

If Charity wants to be happy on Mondays, If Mark's thing falls into water, and if Velma eats fruits with her fingers, What would Phoebe's favorite insect be ? Hint
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Where will this killer strike next?

I'm going to try something new here... this puzzle is going to play out in real-time, so if it remains unsolved long enough the final objective will change. That'll be bad news for some fictional ...
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Unlocking the dungeon door

Any feedback is welcome. I'm new to puzzling in general so please let me know how long it took you to come up with your answer and what your thoughts were. I have tough skin. Hint Hint 2
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Pattern Recognition Problem: If $7,24 \to 25 ; 12,35 \to 37;$ … , then M=?

A friend has given me a puzzle to solve, the puzzle is as follows: $$\color{red}{7 \, , } 24 \to \color{blue}{25}$$ $$\color{red}{12 \, , } 35 \to \color{blue}{37}$$ $$\color{red}{11 \, , } 60 \to \...
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Is this animal really missing?

Considering the sequence : Queen, Sport, People and Show, Band, Python, Game, Nuclear, Sea.... What comes next ? Cat or dog ? Is it really missing ?
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Logically find the cost of a fruit [closed]

If Banana costs 45 cents and If Apple costs 30 cents and If Pineapple costs 60 cents How much would a Mango cost. Give an explantion
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The missing ingredient

Using the starter and main course as examples, fill in the menu by adding the type of beverage required for the dessert. Starter Peebles goat cheese and Vietnamese bread in the manner of ...
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You've heard this all before

You turn on your phone in the morning and see you've gotten 9 texts from yout friend Bob. Bob is one of those guys who sends a new text each time he starts a new sentence (and sometimes even in ...
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speciality of the binary sequence $\underline{100101100110100}101101001$

One friend has given me this binary sequence and asked what is its speciality if we add next few terms to this sequence? The binary sequence was: $$\color{blue}{\underline{100101100110100}}101101001 \...
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Pattern recognition problem: if $2 \star 8 \star 8 = 161642\dots$ then M=?

The following sequence was given to me by one of my friend: $$\color{red}{2 \star 8 \star 8 = 161642}$$ $$\color{blue}{4 \star 9 \star 7 = 362843}$$ $$\color{red}{7 \star 5 \star 9 = 356344}$$ ...
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Pattern recognition puzzle, …$5$ , M , $6,5040,$ … ; then M=?

The following pattern puzzle problem was given to me by one of my friend: $$\color{red}{5}$$ $$\color{blue}{24 \quad \quad \quad \text{M}}$$ $$\color{red}{4 \quad \quad \quad \quad \quad 6}$$ $...
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Number sequence puzzle stuck on

Stuck on this number sequence puzzle for a while now, today was talking about IQ tests with somebody so thought I'd ask here. 1, 2, 33, ?, 555, 23, ?, 222 The source is INRC 2018 Q3 (btw if anyone ...
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Move fast … Or you will lose

Suppose you're on a 4 × 6 grid, and want to go from the bottom left to the top right. How many different paths can you take? Avoid backtracking -- you can only move right or up.
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The Message in the Stars

You served as an assistant to the late legendary astronomer Hypatia Rubin. Prior to her passing, professor Rubin shared that she has discovered something magical with her advanced telescope, and she ...
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Geometry haberdasher problem - square to equilateral triangle variation

Let me remind the haberdasher's problem, proposed in 1907 by the puzzle composer Henry Dudeney. Dissect an equilateral triangle to a square, with only three cuts. I would like to propose the ...
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Word Puzzle: Find The Maximum Words (+Mystery Clue)

Similar to the heart of this, but with different rules, I have developed a new word puzzle. Partial answers which answer part of it correctly will be upvoted! Your objective is to find the maximum ...
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Is it possible to methodically find the total of ways to read a given phrase making a stack? [closed]

I have been going in circles for a few days now with this word-search puzzle and I still cannot find a clever solution to the problem. Is there a systematic approach that doesn't involve guessing? The ...
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Find the missing brick, again

The pattern made up of fig. a to i is missing the last brick. What figure, out of the figures in range 1 to 9, is the last brick to restore the pattern, and why? Created by myself
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Find the missing brick

The pattern made up of figure a-i is missing the last brick. What figure out of the figures in range 1-9 is the last brick to restore the pattern, and why? Created by myself
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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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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?