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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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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Secret message in a birthday email

A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body: Good morning FakeCorp, I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of tasty ...
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REALLY important days in history

@Z. Dailey asks a mathematical puzzle Important days in history... and to come! with a series of dates in years 1973, 1978, 1983, 1992, 2005. My puzzle asks the question: What is the previous date in ...
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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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$a_n = 2n^2, n \geq 1$ (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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What is a Patternful 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 Patternful Word™. Use ...
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Open the French safe

While walking in a small alley in Paris, you come across a safe. The number pad looks like this : There are things on the back of the safe too : "À l'aide du carré 3x3 ci-dessous et des nombres ...
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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. Theory of ...
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What is a Freecell 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 Freecell Word™. Use the ...
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There are 49 cards here. Figure out what the seven facedown cards are and what position they're in

So here's the problem "There are 49 cards here. Can you figure out what the seven facedown cards are and what position they're in?" I have tried about everything in my math tool belt to try ...
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What is common between the words?

What is common between the following words and names? Sweden Ashton Kutcher salmon dogs Emma stone Germany elk Chicago Miami Margot Robbie heart transplant countryside
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Pattern recognition puzzle from reddit

so I've came across this puzzle in reddit r/puzzles, gave it a try and couldn't solve it and it seems like no one else could've either. I tryed reverse search the image and found it on a site called ...
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What are the red, white, blue (and green) numbers?

Some numbers have been partitioned into $4$ groups. You must figure out how the numbers in each group are related, and what separates the groups. Red: $1, 3, 4, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19$ White: $5, 7, 10, 12,...
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What is an IJKLMN Number™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with Number version puzzles. If a number conforms to a special rule, I call it an IJKLMN Number™. Use the following examples ...
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Cipher my friend sent me

"The world is: ::: :#: : ::## :### / :##: ##: #:::" My friend sent me it and said the use of the symbols : and # don't matter. It's the pattern that matters. The hints he sent were: (EDIT) I worked ...
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How to solve this puzzle?

I have solved the sudoku. Scratching my head on the second part. Any hints? It is not picked from any competition. One of my office colleagues usually post these types of puzzles on emails for fun ...
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Used technique to solve web interface permutation used in linked answer

I would love to get to know how the user 'phenomist' came to his solution (Link) from a technical point of view. Of course I did tried it on my own. I used an interceptor to catch the HTTP request ...
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How to hide coded messages in kaleidoscopes

Has anyone ever made or ever heard of making coded messages using repeating patterns or colors in kaleidoscopes? I had the idea for a project and was wondering if anyone had any experience with ...
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How would you solve the following Matrix Puzzle by u/---Kyu---?

I've been staring at this puzzle for too long, but I cannot get how it was solved. Based on the comments in the thread, a user identified that Number 1 is the correct answer, with the comment by u/---...
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Several IQ test puzzles

Here are some fun puzzles I would like to know the answers and explanations for. Enjoy! Source. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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IQ matrix type question

what one should fill in the bottom right square?
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I was solving a story where there is a puzzle of the following

I was solving a story where there is a puzzle of the following... Can anyone help? There was the picture of Rod of Asclepius beside the alphabets, if this is any sort of clue. What can fit inside ...
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The next term is?

A sequence of integers between 0 and 9 is as follows: 5, 8, 1, 0, 1, 8, 6, 2, 4, ? What is the next term? Hint:
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The New Mega-Splitter™: What's Next?

Here we have the great pyramid. The brand new 50-50, Out-to-In Mega-Splitter™. Fill in the question marks with the next numbers! All the hints you should need are in the question!