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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Find shapes to fit in the blanks [closed]

As the title says it is a compete the sequence. I don't know. help me
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How do I solve this Black and White Square Box puzzle? It features 3 rows and 3 columns and in each square has 2 columns with three squares per column

My buddy and I have been trying to figured out how to solve this puzzle sent to us by a professor several weeks back. All we've been asked to answer is, "What do you think is the correct answer ...
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Can you see the pattern? [closed]

Can you solve this and explain the pattern?
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Hypothetical scorelines in FIFA World Cup 2022

A random fixture from each group of FIFA World Cup 2022 is selected. A hypothetical scoreline is predicted based on the player pictured and the nations playing in that match. Group A Group B Group ...
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Mastermind algorithm but for unique colors only

I have seen Donald Knuth's Algorithm to guess the correct pattern in maximum 5 tries. However, I want to write a program to find the correct pattern effectively however the code maker can only make a ...
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A Valentine's nonoGram

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #5: On-and-onograms The story is not needed to solve the puzzle. Recently, I've been cleaning out my room, more notably my box of old documents. ...
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IQ test problem - 3x3 grid with colours

This problem is from iqzilla2 on brainzilla.com (https://www.brainzilla.com/iq-tests/iqzilla-2/) What is the answer and why?
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Kind of like a clock, kind of like a path…

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #5: On-and-onograms RULES: The black footpath (marked by black digits) must be contiguous. The answer to this "onogram" is a 7 word phrase....
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find the next pattern [duplicate]

What will be the next pattern? Why... thanks.
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Coded country names

Study the following table and answer the question given at the end. Code Country (0100,10) Estonia (0100,010) Andorra (0100,1) Malta (0100,1100) Congo (010,000) Saint Kitts and Nevis Which ...
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9 dots that are 3 by 3, continue the pattern

Here's another question the psychology department at my university asked test subjects as part of an experiment. They've graciously given me permission to ask it online. We have the following. Which ...
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Prime Prime Minister and Current Prime Minister

Study the table and identify the country X and the Prime Minister Y Country Number Prime Prime Minister Current Prime Minister United Kingdom 1 Spencer Compton Liz Truss Israel 2 Levi Eshkol Yair ...
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Line, triangle, quadrilateral... pentagon? Or different pattern?

This is a similar puzzle to the one I asked about here: 90, 135, 180 degrees, but no 225, find the pattern Say we have the following pattern. I want to know, given the possible 4 choices, which ...
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90, 135, 180 degrees, but no 225, find the pattern

I originally asked my question Math Stack Exchange, but was told it was inappropriate there. So asking on Puzzling Stack Exchange instead. Say we have the following pattern. I want to know, given the ...
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House numbers on Mathematics Street

House numbers on Mathematics Street follow a pattern. Green blocks are empty spaces where no houses are built. What are the house numbers of red and yellow blocks? What is the reason behind empty ...
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With the power to draw you in (and be swept away by the joy of puzzling)

Instructions: Solve the enigmatic crossword Each answer clues a letter Take only the 9 letters which were clued more than once (to find 9 distinct letters) Apply the title and anagram the result for ...
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Find the ratio of green to red circles for given patterns

Just a small visual task. Find the ratio of green to red circles, for infinite planes, filled with the following patterns:
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Digerati IQ test

This question contains spoilers. After making the Digerati IQ test (http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.digerati.iqtest) there are three questions where I still don't know how they come to ...
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A game of some consequence

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #3: Pencil and Paper Games Last night, I played a game of Consequences with seven friends. In our particular version of the rules*, a game consists ...
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Sergeant Sequence leads the way

Sergeant Sequence entered the Chief Investigator's office to find his boss in some agitation. "Patrick Terne is on the move again, Sequence," sighed the Chief, "and once more I find ...
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A Crossweb Puzzle for Herb

I brought my buddy Herb my new Crossweb puzzle to try, and he wrinkled his nose. "No way. Far too difficult. Besides, there's only one type of Crossword puzzle I like and this is NOT it." ...
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Progressive matrix puzzle with straight and curved hatches

What's the solution to this raven's advanced progressive matrix, and why? The matrix was found on this paper: https://www.hrpub.org/download/20190830/UJER21-19513535.pdf
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Construct a meaningful phrase

If (4, 3, 15) means "I am Liam", then 14 is a feminine name. If (15, 3, 7) means "This is his", then 6 is a way of greeting someone. Construct a meaningful phrase for (8, 7, 9) ...
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Likeable 10 letter words

This is a list of some of the 10 letter words that are liked and disliked by Adam. Like Dislike Idealogues Audiometry Impoundage Equivocacy Inoculated Iceboating Inosculate Outpatient Ionopauses ...
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What is a Stackable Profession™?

This is based on the What is a Word/Phrase™ series of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, started by JLee. If a profession meets certain criteria, I call it a Stackable Profession™. Here are some examples: ...
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1, 2, 3... What's next?

jxzkgyqhtvfbxoyjsnkwzhcuxogtysfmoivncagkwzjsthiovcbdfrivktyzwbojhuiwtpmltbnxmgnemcsf Use the title as a free hint. The answer is 9 letters.
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** and ## operations on countries

Oman is the ** of Romania Andorra is the ** of Andorra Tunisia is the ** of Tunisia Guinea-Bissau is the ** of Guinea-Bissau Haiti is the ## of Lithuania Togo is the ## of Colombia Maldives is the ## ...
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Coded Formula 1 Champions

This is a list of some of the Formula 1 championship winning drivers in their coded form. The constructors that helped them to win the championship are also coded in the same row. COMPLETE THE TABLE
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Is Daryl Jr.'s Birthday Card Hiding Something?

Disclaimer: This puzzle stands alone. No knowledge is needed of or from the linked puzzle below. The link is included only because it is the same character in a similar situation. Daryl the convict ...
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Seven persons of an aristocratic family

Seven persons belong to an aristocratic family. Six of them married commoners while the remaining person remained unmarried. In 1904, the first person got married. The couple adopted a Bear. In 1913,...
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Functions and their Codewords

f(x,y,z) and g(x,y,z) are two functions where x and y both lie in the range [1,24]. Complete the table: Function Codeword f(12,7,9) Guatemala g(12,17,8) Khartoum g(12,21,7) Thimphu f(13,17,8) ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe on a Rubik's Cube

12 friends decide to play Tic-Tac-Toe on the surfaces of an opened Rubik's Cube which looks like this: When closed, the orientation of this Rubik's Cube is as follows: Surface Colour Up White Down ...
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Property of double H

It is the property of double H. It is a symbol of respect. It is attached to a moving thing. Solve for the missing codeword to know the answer. Number Part 1 Part 2 Codeword 1 Sawlog Member ALGEBR1 ...
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Walter White meets Lionel Messi

Walter White and Lionel Messi became close friends. Because of their busy schedules, they are able to meet only four times a year. White is free in July but Messi is not. Messi is free in August but ...
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Sergeant Sequence faces his toughest (IQ) test yet

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody Lando had never felt so nervous. The Badger and Biscuit's 'KWIZ NITE' was only minutes away from starting, and he had just ...
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Coded words of an old mobile keypad

Consider an old mobile keypad which looks like this. The words produced according to the codes typed on the keypad are as follows: Code Word 1* 17* 2* BACK 1* 145* 4* HIGH 0# 3568# 3# DEFT 0# ...
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Different learnings in different countries

I learnt Skiing in my 1st attempt in Finland when the time was 5 o'clock I learnt Diving in my 5th attempt in Uruguay when the time was 6 o'clock I learnt Boxing in my 10th attempt in Luxembourg ...
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'Number couples' dine at Domino's

Different 'number couples' like to dine at Domino's Pizza on the weekends. Different 'number couples' visit at different times (HH:MM format). In case of each 'number couple', HH is the value of one ...
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This IQ test appears to be corrupted

This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #2: IQ Puzzle Parody I've been sent an IQ test by a friend (because that's a really normal thing for friends to do) and I just can't work out what's ...
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Musical instruments and their codes

Fill the empty cells under ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR ONE Musical Instrument Code Ektara I5E6 Masenqo TWO Musical Instrument Code Erhu Gunjac C7G6 THREE Musical Instrument Code R6B9 Shamisen ...
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An abandoned Connect Wall

The 16 prompts below may be separated into 4 groups. Additionally, there is a word absent from the wall which may be placed in all four of those groups. Beaver Cheat Cod Direction Elf Fuzzy Wuzzy ...
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Reasoning exercise - coloured hexagons and lines

All rules apply either to all rows or columns. It's obvious to me that the blue lines in the background add up from left to right. With this rule you can reduce the amount of possible solutions down ...
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Sequence of numbers - what comes next? [duplicate]

What is the next number in this sequence, and why? 4 2 3 4 6 2 4 8 3 _? Also, since people here find sequence questions to be arbitrary, the following uses the same rule. What number is next? 4 5 6 4 ...
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What number is As?

What number does As represent? Why? Hint: Please do not look at the following if you are not color blind. Thanks:
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What option should replace the question mark?

I am quite stuck on how to figure this out, everyone in the comments says it's 14, not sure how they ended up on that answer. Sourced: https://www.facebook.com/kailashdhakalKD/photos/a.111319136881205/...
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What is a Good Pasta Number™?

This puzzle is inspired by JLee's What is a Word/Phrase™ series and the subsequent "Number" variants. (Actually, I'd originally tried to create a more original puzzle using the same idea, ...
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Progressive matrix with squares which have colored petals and dots

Found this at Reddit (r/cognitive testing) apparently it’s from a free IQ test called Matrigma. What do you think the correct answer is?
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Math puzzle involving pattern [closed]

This puzzle has been bugging me for quite a few days now. I came across this puzzle in an online website. 2, 4, 1 = 4 3, 1, 6 = 8 7, 2, 4 = 7 1, 0, 8 = ? Can ...
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What is a Rollercoaster™?

If a sentence conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Rollercoaster™. Find the rule that decides whether a sentence is a Rollercoaster™ or not. Sentences that are rollercoasters: Why? Oh oh! Hey, ...
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What are Rising Words™ and Falling Words™?

This puzzle is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee. If a word conforms to a specific rule, I call it a rising word. If it conforms to a different rule, I call it a falling ...
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