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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Mensa question number 30: progressive matrix of line shapes [closed]

Mensa question number 30 .. In the question I think there is some diagonal thing.
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Circle Point Region Puzzle

Below puzzle was given to me by my friend. His college professor gave him to solve. Answer is one (real) word only. HINT: Turn around when one could be confused Here is the puzzle:
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Progressive matrix of dominoes

Here is another unsolved puzzle from Reddit. What is the pattern on the final domino?
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Progressive matrix with blue squares on either side of a line

This is another puzzle that no-one seems to have cracked on Reddit. It is a Raven's Matrix question from an IQ test, I presume. Does anyone here know the solution?
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White is missing

All of the country flags below can be replaced by other flags. One country flag is missing and can not be replaced by another flag. Find the missing flag and explain why it's correct.
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Lines inside a shape

All four objects follow a certain pattern. First three are complete, fourth one isn't. Your task is to complete the fourth object. Explain why it's correct.
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Impossible pattern in slitherlink

The puzzle here is to analyze the following Slitherlink configuration and show that it is impossible. ...
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Progressive matrix - shapes overlaid on each other [closed]

Been struggling with the puzzle below and a few similar ones.
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What is a Numb™ 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 Numb™ word. Here ...
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A Straightforward Connect Wall

Place the words below into 4 groups, each containing 4 words which share a common property. The answer to this puzzle is a description of the 4 groups along with the list of words that belong in each. ...
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A three star number puzzle

My mother's math department struggled to solve this problem; apparently only one teacher did. I was surprised as I thought it was trivial. Source: my mother's telegram message
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Matrices Spatial puzzle with triangles and squares in lines

Try this Raven matrices puzzle: Source
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icosahedral net [closed]

The net of $20$ triangles shown to the right can be folded to form a regular icosahedron. Inside each of the triangular faces, write a number from $1$ to $20$ with each number used exactly once. Any ...
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Where is the hidden word?

Where is the hidden word in the word below?(Yes, there is really a hidden word) hhiidididdeenidwwwodddrdddrrd Hint: Hint2: Good luck!
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Find another way to prove the answer: circles with four numbers in them [closed]

I know of an alternate solution to 3 where trying to find it would make an interesting puzzle. Can anyone do so? It has to involve a sequence somehow. Source: https://www.indiabix.com/puzzles/number-...
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A Connecting Wall

This is, quite literally, a connect-wall puzzle where the group's connections can be connected together to form the puzzle's answer. It has been compiled using a mixture of connecting methods used in ...
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Once, twice, thrice - fantasy story time

I found a puzzle on the web that has very scarce information and not many clues and I have no idea how to approach it. The original content reads like this: Let's get that tadpole out of your brain, ...
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My doctor gave me this IQ test - what's your diagnosis?

I got a lot of trouble focusing lately, so I went to my doctor just to make sure nothing was wrong. He didn't say anything when I explained my issues, and he just handed me an IQ test instead of a ...
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Escape Room Puzzle: numbers in Christmas trees

I was sent this puzzle by a friend who's recently attended an escape room, but it's really not coming to me. I wondered if anyone had seen similar puzzles and could suggest an answer?
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The Something Something

What numbers should replace the question marks? Why?
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 16): Making a list and checking it

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.<Previous DoorNext Door > Lots of last ...
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What should 4 say?

Another fun one for you: What should number 4 be? One is VERA Two is VERA and ENID Three is VERA and ENID and RITA What should number four be?
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17 letters, 4 groups

Arrange these 17 letters into four groups of four: B, A, N, X, O, V, AB, Q, Z, J, I, L, S, C, W, E This is inspired by the New York Times Connections puzzles.
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 13): Santa likes cards but dislikes dice

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Santa ...
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Progressive matrices with circles and boxes [closed]

The last question mark should be one of the options to the right. This is the 2nd problem I couldn't solve. I do not have the available answers unfortunately.
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Confusing riddle from paper calendar

Family member who knows I enjoy puzzles sent this and I can't figure out the author's intent here. Wondering if anyone here can decipher, or if it is just nonsense.
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What should be in box 4?

The first box includes four months, and these are June, September, April and November. The second box only includes March. The third box contains May, August, July, December and January. What should ...
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PSE Advent Calendar 2023 (Day 2): Wall I want for Christmas

This puzzle is part of the Puzzling Stack Exchange Advent Calendar 2023. The accepted answer to this question will be awarded a bounty worth 50 reputation.< Previous Door Next Door > Resolve the ...
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Complete the pattern: 21VN, 32TX, 43QS,

The pattern comes from a culture test online (in French). Some questions are actually about mathematics/logic. I absolutely do not understand this one, though, given the others questions it should be ...
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What is the pattern/property in this poem?

Here is a poem in the Persian language which has a special property. The language itself does not affect the pattern and there is no need-to-know Persian to find the pattern. The pattern can be ...
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Name, Place, Animal, Thing

Which famous South African's image can replace the question mark and why?
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Progressive matrix: 3x3 grids with yellow, red, or blue cells

This is the final question(No 30) from an IQ test https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSn2jji4_n8ef-A3uhwhBrzuAViybyAgQj1Umaf1csP7KJfA/viewform Personally I think it is A. The last pic should ...
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Find the correct pattern in this series

My uncle send me a puzzle, and neither of us can solve it. The series seems to have an obvious pattern, however the given answers do not include that pattern. -2, 4, -6, 8, -10, 12, ..., ... a) 39, ...
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Flag Interpretation

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #16: Restricted Title: xkcd 2000-2500. A UN member state recently raised a motion at a general meeting saying that they wished to change their ...
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Chemistry Nobel

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #16: Restricted Title: xkcd 2000-2500. When this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded, an exclusive group of 12 still-living previous ...
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Dots in boxes with dividing lines: which is the missing pattern

I tried to overlap different columns with each other I tried to guess what is the meaning of the bigger purple circle and empty circle I tried to treat different shapes as a certain representation of ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #24 (Sports and Leisure 4/4): Color Pattern

This is part 24 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. It’s been a tricky day. After yesterday’s eventful ...
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10000 rounded to the nearest integer is 22

10000 rounded to the nearest integer is 22, 20000 rounded to the nearest integer is 2101, 100000 rounded to the nearest integer is 212, and 200000 rounded to the nearest integer is 21010. What is ...
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To be reminded of the old days

I recently was in a hotel in a small community somewhere near a capital of a certain country (I don't want to say exactly where, I'll let you figure that out on your own) which I was very fond of (had ...
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What is a Top-Tier™ word?

This is inspired by 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 Top-Tier™ word. Use the ...
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Puzzle based on Raven's Progressive Matrices/Abstract Reasoning

I created this puzzle and can assure everyone that this has an objective and definitive answer and is actually simple once you know exactly how the sequence works.
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What is a Directed Phrase™?

The structure of this puzzle is the same as JLee's Phrase™ puzzles. Use these examples to find the rule. What is a Directed Phrase™? Directed Phrase™ Not a Directed Phrase™ Berry Scroll Flavoured ...
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A Trivial Pursuit #15 (History 3/4): Those Not Present

This is part 15 of A Trivial Pursuit, a 25-part puzzle hunt. Each part is solvable on its own, with the exception of the meta-puzzle at the end. Eisenhower’s Vice President, later President himself ...
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Number encoding puzzle

An "ancient" writing system for numbers was discovered: How would the number 75 be represented with this code? (Two symbols) I think I made it too hard, here are some hints:
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Continue the Pattern #7

Continue the pattern with the answers available.
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"Pawn Placement" - a GCHQ word association puzzle (video game edition)

If instead of video games you're looking for board games, check out Stiv's "Guess Where?" puzzle! ;) Instructions (adapted from The GCHQ Puzzle Book (2016) and the introductory puzzle here ...
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What is the next term in the sequence 3, 1, -7, 41?

I could detect only one pattern, however, the sign is confusing me $3 - 1 = 1 \times 2$ $1 - (-7) = 2 \times 2^2$ $-7 - 41 = -3 \times 2^4$ I have a pattern, but I am confused due the to sign.
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Chess 960 and Castling #2

For how many Chess 960 starting position you can play into a position such that the game requires castling? Again for "standard" chess, this is impossible(§): You must let a bishop out, but ...
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Chess 960 and Castling #1

You are given a Chess960 starting position, but you don't know it is actually the starting position (the knights and maybe other pieces moved around). For which of the Chess960 starting positions you ...
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Progressive matrix: lines of spades with different orientations

This question is from the international IQ test. I don't get the logic around this. What is the answer?
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