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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Triply English or Triply American

The following list of words divides evenly into two groups of words which I describe as Triply English and Triply American. American Assault Citation Common Count Diamond Fleet ...
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The unusual equations

When I entered a number on my calculator from 10 to 99 and then rapidly tap the equal button (nth times) a different two digit number appears on the screen. If I rapidly tap the equal button (nth ...
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Raven Matrix-like tests

I have some Raven test that I couldn't find the answers Hope you can find the answers. I found this test in this IQ Test application.
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Complete this cross sequence

What is the next element of this sequence and why? Possible choices:
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Puzzle to test IQ

I've been figuring for this quite some time. Hope someone can help me out.
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Mensa question need help

I've tried to solve this question(Exercise 31) in many ways but I couldn't figure out the logic behind this. $\Space{100pt}{0px}{0px}$
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What is the solution to this matrix reasoning puzzle?

It is from http://www.programaths.com/iqchallenge/index.php And one of the last items i didn't have any clue what is the solution I know the answer but the solution and the reasoning to it i can't ...
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Matrix Pattern matching Puzzle

This puzzle is part of the openly available questions from a book. I'm trying to solve it, but cannot find any solution to it. The book inside preview says the answer is top right one (two solid ...
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What is a 21 + 3113 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 adheres to a certain rule I call it a 21 + 3113 Word™. Text-...
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Impossible matrices – endgame

If you can solve these, then you probably are one of the Avengers. I find these six random puzzles to be impossible. Any Tony Stark IQs out there (maybe @Deusovi :D)?
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My Lovely 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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What is a BS 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 BS Word™. Use the ...
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What is a Scooby Word?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.Template taken from Rubio. If a word conforms to a specific pattern, I call it a ...
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The Invincible sequence

Hint every 24 hours for 3 days. Find the next number in the sequence mentioned below 7, 14, 2, 7, 10, 1, 46, 24, 40, 45, 6, 15 ... Hint 1 Hint 2 Hint 3 Hint 4
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Mensa Pattern recognition riddle

I have a question about the solution of this pattern recognation task: I know that according to the book where I it found the correct answer is E. The "argument" is: Vertical lines represent $1$ ...
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Categorizing puzzle

Here are some random tasks that I quite can't wrap my head around. Instructions: There are two rule-based categories in each of these 5 puzzles, marked with either black or grey dots. To which ...
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Number to Alphanumeric Mapping

A certain website uses the following mapping to encode their integer ID to an alphanumeric string. Can you figure out what the mapping is? ...
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Find the relation between these numbers

I've just joined and wanted to contribute a bit myself so here are 3 puzzles my friend made to test me, first two I've solved but third one stomped me, see if you can solve it yourself! First one - ...
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Pattern Recognition Puzzle

I've made a pattern recognition puzzle. The Goal: Find the next shape(Left to right). Note: Don't take the thickness of the shapes OR the size of the shapes into consideration when solving this ...
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What is a Transition 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 Transition Word™. Use ...
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What is the Ternary Sequence™

The sequence below, I call the $\text{Ternary Sequence™}$. \begin{gather*} \text{T}(1) = 1\\ \text{T}(2) = 2\\ \text{T}(3) = 5\\ \text{T}(4) = 5\\ \text{T}(5) = 3\\ \text{T}(6) = 5\\ \text{T}(7) = ...
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Find next number in the sequence

I want to share a question that is created by myself. I will give a hint every 24 hours and my answer in 3 days given that nobody could answer my question. 5, 6, 2, 4, 0, 2, 5, 1, 3, 6...
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What is a Trinity Number™?

This is inspired by the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles, and the Number™ series. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it a ...
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Numbers Relation Puzzle

I've written a numbers relation puzzle, I'd like to share it with you and see what you fellas think. ------ Try to find the relation between the numbers------ Good to know: there are 2 parameters ...
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What is a Fascia 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 Fascia Word™. Use the examples ...
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Rubik's Cube Photo Review

Recently, I saw this motivational picture (Clicky to embiggen): (source) Since I found the message somewhat confusing, I searched Google for more similar images. Can you tell what do all these ...
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What is an IHC. 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 IHC. Word™. Use the ...
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Three tables, One logic and Nine numbers to guess

Here is a table divided in three parts, the first two (the green and the yellow ones) are completely clear, while the last one (which is red) has 9 numbers to guess (α1, β1, γ1, δ1, α2, β2, γ2, δ2 and,...
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Which number is the car parked on?

Which number is the Land Rover parked on?
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The highest poem

I am three, often a person, always a digit, and also witout. George POUST was his name. Manufactured by Ford between 1972 and 1976. YMCA was not my first team in my coaching career. ...
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Mensa Norway last 3 questions

I had no problems with solving first 32 questions from http://test.mensa.no but the last 3 questions are totally bugging me out even knowing the answers. Could anyone help me getting the logic behind ...
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What is a Trimpar 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 Trimpar Word™. Use the examples ...
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Shaded boxes sequence

I have 9 boxes, every turn exactly 4 of them will be shaded. Given the following sequence what will be the results for entries 9 and 10.
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Find the missing 3 numbers

Find the missing 3 numbers in the following table:
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What is a Computer Phrase™?

In the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee, a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles. If a phrase conforms to a special rule, I call it a Computer Phrase™. Use the ...
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What is a Rotting 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 Rotting Word™. Use the ...
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Encrypted growing sequence

The following sequence has been encrypted: 1-0 3-0 6-1 ...
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Only Connect Unchained

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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What is a Vowelreuben™ 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 Vowelreuben™ Word™. Use ...
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Can you find the missing words?

Given that: $ \begin{gather} \ \text{ art}\hspace{1em}\Leftrightarrow\hspace{1em}\text{phi} \end{gather} $ Can you figure out the words that are missing? $ \begin{gather} \text{imps}\hspace{1em}...
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A real time-waster: the clock of confusion and color

John was doing his math problems like a good child one day until he looked at the clock to see if it was time to sleep. To his dismay, the blasted thing had become another math problem! But this one ...
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A curious odd one out

Which one of (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) is the odd one out and why? Source: based on a puzzle from Alex Bellos
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Mensa Norway Question Help Please

Anyone can please help with this question? Currently stuck here. Source: Mensa Norway
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Find the code from the image

Find the numerical code from the images. You don't get any hints.
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What is a Limited 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 Limited Word™. Use the ...
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Supposedly easy visual puzzle

My friend sent me a picture of this recently (unverified source) on social media. He says its from a practice job aptitude assessment. I think the pattern is very obvious.... but according to him the ...
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Just some simple calculation to return this pattern

Here is a table, inside there are simple operations to perform, but there are also particular numbers that don't have the same logic. So how difficult will it be to find the last number and the ...
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Is there a simple algorithm for solving Kami 2 puzzles?

I'm finding my life has been consumed by Kami 2, partly because I seem to have achieved some "insight" and am able to solve the puzzles reliably, almost always on the first try. The rules are simple: ...
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What number should be on the questionmark? [closed]

Please explain your answer below
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Who is the author of this poem?

Do you like poetry? Then surely, you will know who wrote this poem from just one verse. There is one problem though - the verse is presented in two parts: ...

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