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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Do you agree, or do you have to think about it?

Try make sense of the characters written below. It should lead you to a person. C: 57 350 676 (6) E: 68 79 (4) GL 18 I Ma (3) Who is this person?
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You've been caught, sweetie

I sent six puzzles to the Times but received the following reply: Dear Sir, We are sorry to reject your crossword submissions for the following reasons: The squares must be 15x15 or 21x21 Words ...
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Your typical math sequence

1, 2, 16, 4, 16, 16, 52, ?, 52, 16, 52, ?, 40, 52, ? What are these question marks? a) 8, 16, 160 b) 16, 8, 190 c) 52, 16, 160 d) 8, 25, 90 e) Impossible to determine
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MARRIED : 47 :: BLESS :?

I am preparing for a competitive exam, and I am stuck on this problem which I found in one of the practice test. I found this question on tcyonline. The practice test is not accessible to everyone. ...
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A Connect Wall You Can Count On

The 16 words below may be partitioned into 4 groups of 4 connected words. The resulting four words also have a connection which is a seven-letter word. ONE POTATO PINK FOUR CORN RANCH SOY SINGLE ...
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Rare but Abundant in Hill and Hole

I am uncommon, But a worthy goal. Rare but abundant In hill and hole. Who am I? You may already know the answer, so the task is not to answer the riddle per se, but to solve the following 'What is a ...
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Country Outliers

You are given a note from a language nerd, which is: If Japan is 239, Then Germany is 4. Greece is 14, While Italy is 3. Now, Philippines has 412. But Norway has 2357! Now you are given 3 questions: ...
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What's the rule? [closed]

Given the list of ordered pairs: (1,1), (2,2), (3,3), (4,4), (5,5), (1,4), (2,4), (1,2), (3,1), (5,1), (3,5) 1 and 2 make 4 laugh, but only 5 makes 1 laugh. What's the rule? I've been staring at ...
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What is a Fun Puzzle?

What is a Fun Puzzle? I was curious to learn what makes a puzzle Fun so that I could devote my time to only working on Fun Puzzles. With that goal in mind, I set out to make a list of Fun and Not Fun ...
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What is a Flamenco 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 satisfies a certain property, it is called a Flamenco Word™. ...
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Progressive matrices of arrows

The following puzzle is from trytalentq.com. I tried counting the number of arrows in each direction but it doesn't quite work. I have a few more similar problems but at the moment I would like to ...
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What's an Oedipus word?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Oedipus Word™. Use the examples below to find the rule. Oedipus Words™ ...
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Next in the number sequence problem: 20, 21, 33, 68, 172.5, 520.5

20, 21, 33, 68, 172.5, 520.5, ? What will come next in this number sequence problem?
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A 4x3 grid puzzle with one missing number [closed]

I've been trying to solve this but I still can't find the solution, could someone help me please? Transcription: 11 6 8 17 12 ? 25 34 19 19 28 11 and choices are A. 13 B. 15 C. 16 D. 19
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Sequence of boxes with a rotating arrow, large (un)shaded circles in the corners, and a small circle [closed]

What is the next image? The small circle seems to follow the arrow, which would eliminate C and E.
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What is a Surprising Country?

If a country conforms to a special rule, I call it a Surprising Country. If it does not conform to this rule, I call it an Unsurprising Country. Here is a list (not exhaustive) of some Surprising ...
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How many figures are needed to cover all the star?

The puzzle is as follows: Figure 1.1 and Figure 1.2 shown are made up of congruent triangles. Assuming you must place tiles congruent to figure 1.2 to cover all the triangles in figure 1.1, without ...
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What is a Jeeves 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 Jeeves Word™. Use the ...
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Should You Take the Pill?

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms Your head is throbbing like mad. You try to get your bearings as you look around the laboratory. Shattered beakers and spilled chemicals are ...
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All possible locations of a robot going from $(x,y)$ to $(x+y, y)$ or $(x,x+y)$ [closed]

Suppose I had a little robot on the coordinate grid that moves according to the following rule. If it's at the point $(x,y)$, it can move to either $(x+y,y)$ or $(x,x+y)$. If the robot starts at the ...
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Reverse Engineer Chess Software Calculations

TLDR Just the Puzzle Given a number n and a weight w the function f will result in a weighted number r as follows. f(n, w) = r n can be a number from 0 to 200 w can be a number from -100 to 100 (...
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What number should replace the question mark?

What number should replace the "?" 1 13 15 7 7 10 8 5 11 4 5 ? Source: A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal reasoning - RS Aggarwal
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What number follows the sequence?

I was taking a job application exam online and encountered a pattern I couldn't solve. ? 26, 13.2, 3.6, 2, 1.2, ? What number comes next? Answer choices were: 7.2 5.4 6.4 6.8 7 6.6 I guessed 6.6 due ...
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A Full Spread of Vowelburgers™

Inspired by Avi's Vowelburger™ Riddle I ordered some Vowelburgers™ abroad, but every menu had a printing error, so the restaurant just got rid of them. Regardless, they had something for everyone, ...
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What is a TEXT 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 certain rule, I call it a TEXT Word™. Use the ...
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The Five Main Ones

Here is a classic A is to B as C is to D puzzle. Try see if you can figure out the answer. $F:BRW::I:GRW::P:GR::R:BRY::?:?$ Note: Some minor simplification was needed on some of them. But that ...
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Mission accomplished?

32811132 74131968 592162 289216 If you can say «mission accomplished», then you are a true ...... Hint:
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A Cryptic Property

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix After solving the following cryptic clues, find the following properties: A major property that all ten words share. A minor property ...
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A No Sensa Test Question with Mediterranean Flavor

Which of the three options fit in the central Octagon which is common to the two diagonals, one vertical and one horizontal row? Separately, each diagonal row (Brown and Red boxes), the horizontal row ...
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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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