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Edit: Steven's answer seems to be in the right direction, so here's my updated answer: As such, it seems the best fit for the final answer would be

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I notice straight away that This means that even without knowing the cipher, I was able to work out a lot of these right off the bat, and from that I was able to work out that the cipher is I won't write out the sums for every single item (at least, not right now), but here are the deciphered items: Movies: The odd one out is Influential People: The ...

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Ok I think I have an overall answer that I'm happy with all the steps of: Previous answer/working for posterity: Ok I think I know how to solve it, and I want to get in early...

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Is it the 3rd owl in the 6th row? The pattern I have seen is that So this is a copycat owl who needs to be sho-who-ed away before he learns the ways of this flock. To clarify:

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The word that doesn't belong is The crossword looks like this: How I solved it:

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Due to the occurrence of $0.4\overline{8}$ rather than $\frac{22}{45}$ I think it could be Because An alternative, quirky one that I kind of like, but definitely not the intended one: Because Or how about Because I'll squeeze another in here... Because

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These questions are why many people ridicule IQ tests. I'm guessing the thinking behind number 1 is that Sydney is the only one that's not a national capital. But you would make a case for any of these. My first thought on seeing the question was that it was Buenos Aires, as it's the only one in the Western Hemisphere. Moscow is the only one in a formerly ...

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For question 1, the odd city out is For question 2, the answer is For question 3, the odd metal out is For question 4, the answer is

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Perhaps: Another possibility:

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The cone is the odd one out because it is the only one that isn't smooth and the only one that's of infinite extent (at least if you're a mathematician). The torus is the odd one out because it's the only one that isn't simply connected. The sphere is the odd one out because it's the only one on which euclidean symmetries act transitively (i.e., all its ...

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I can sympathize. This is from The Guardian, 2015: From left to right, starting with image 2, we have: no outline not a square green small leaving image 1 because it is the only image that is not an odd one out! Which I think qualifies it as an odd one out. So the answer given might not be unique, which makes some of the puzzles unsolvable.

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If you're positive, I'm so super attractive- My flow is current. I am high spy, Or a big help on the road. I can be for Sky. Typical package, You can do me in a ring, But I'm just a square Rock, or metallic? Holder of keys, or your vows, Or maybe a sound? I think the one that doesn't fit is

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This sounds like Namely... My second older brother was a dangerous man, a pig who gorged himself on all our land. He hurt our mother’s feelings (called her a cow), so she hurt him back from belly to brow. My oldest sister was wise, her stare — penetrating. It pinned him to the ground. He tried to say sorry but died, while my oldest brother ran on foot ...

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Obviously wrong answer ... but it amuses me and it might amuse OP too. Perhaps the book that's in the wrong place is because

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Like Votbear, the first thing I noticed is Since my first guess is apparently wrong, my second guess would be

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I would say

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The Situation that you are talking about is a lot more common than you know. And it's not only limited to odd-one-out puzzles. There are riddles which are basically "guess what I am thinking" puzzles. Odd-one-out puzzles usually land in this basket. There is nothing wrong with your thinking or your reasoning. The fault, almost always, lies with the question....

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The odd one out is First I’ll need to mention that the puzzles, in order, are The solution: Rough explanations of the others: 1) 2) 4) 5)

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There may be more than one connection, but one odd-one-out is: If the rule is the common words form a

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The topologically equivalent explanation makes sense to me, since all the objects except the torus can be transformed into eachother. On the other hand, as mentioned, there can be many different explanations. The cone is the only one with a flat surface. The ellipsoid is the only one that can't be described using only circles. But if you're a topologist, ...

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This might help you visualize no. 2 a bit better: Although you could probably find different patterns, to me this seems like the simplest way to describe the progression. I believe such sequences are fairly common in IQ tests. For example, if you had to continue the sequence: 3, 1, 0, 2, -3, 3, -6, 4, ?, ? a simple approach would be to There may easily ...

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because

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Partial Answer: I. II. III. V.

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Is an odd one out because The others:

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Depending on interpretation, any of them is the odd one out: A: B: C: D: E:

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