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1. How many of the puzzles below can you do in 3 minutes? You just have to figure out what pattern would go next in the sequence. Eg. For the first one, it'd be a down arrow. This is part of an experiment I am carrying out to do with how people do on these puzzles with music vs without; if you could try to do as many of them as you can in 3 minutes without music that'd be great, and type how many you managed to answer below. I have an idea of an average score so if an answer seems very out of the ordinary I will probably know it is not real and discard it. Thanks
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2. (Original post by Uni12345678)
How many of the puzzles below can you do in 3 minutes? You just have to figure out what pattern would go next in the sequence. Eg. For the first one, it'd be a down arrow. This is part of an experiment I am carrying out to do with how people do on these puzzles with music vs without; if you could try to do as many of them as you can in 3 minutes without music that'd be great, and type how many you managed to answer below. I have an idea of an average score so if an answer seems very out of the ordinary I will probably know it is not real and discard it. Thanks
Gone through all but managed to get actual answers for 18.
3. (Original post by RDKGames)
Gone through all but managed to get actual answers for 18.
Thanks that's useful
4. All of them except no 8
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they're all very very similar
5. (Original post by MathMoFarah)
All of them except no 8
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they're all very very similar
Thank youu
6. (Original post by Uni12345678)
Thank youu
Dont open if you haven't already had a go at the puzzles
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Out of interest what would you consider the solution to 8?
7. (Original post by MathMoFarah)
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Out of interest what would you consider the solution to 8?
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Same as box 1
8. (Original post by Uni12345678)
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Same as box 1
Why?
9. (Original post by MathMoFarah)
Why?
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The lines move like a see-saw. Most ppl got the answer to that one, I know the reasoning is very abstract but they are abstract reasoning puzzles
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The lines move like a see-saw. Most ppl got the answer to that one, I know the reasoning is very abstract but they are abstract reasoning puzzles
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But you could equally consider it as a 'take every second one' solution and have the lines rotated from 3 another 45 degrees to form a straight line (which to me makes more sense than changing the direction of rotation (rules) from 3 to 4 - there are multiple solutions and therefore there is no correct solution

I was expecting an explanation where the process is singular and continuous
11. (Original post by MathMoFarah)
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But you could equally consider it as a 'take every second one' solution and have the lines rotated from 3 another 45 degrees to form a straight line (which to me makes more sense than changing the direction of rotation (rules) from 3 to 4 - there are multiple solutions and therefore there is no correct solution
I get what you are saying but they are abstract so there are other answers for most of them; however general consensus usually gives us what can be deemed as the correct answer, especially in puzzles like this where speed is key.
12. 19 or maybe 18. Not sure on question 14 (the answer that should according to my logic follow looks kind of weird) and don't really have a clue on 17 (is it just box 1 again lol)

(Original post by Uni12345678)
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The lines move like a see-saw. Most ppl got the answer to that one, I know the reasoning is very abstract but they are abstract reasoning puzzles

I just saw it like this
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alternates between A and H, and then considering the As and the Hs they can both be thought to alternate between being the right way up and upside-down, noting that H is the same either way. So the last box should be an A, and it should be the right way up, i.e. same as first box.
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19 or maybe 18. Not sure on question 14 (the answer that should according to my logic follow looks kind of weird) and don't really have a clue on 17 (is it just box 1 again lol)

I just saw it like this
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alternates between A and H, and then considering the As and the Hs they can both be thought to alternate between being the right way up and upside-down, noting that H is the same either way. So the last box should be an A, and it should be the right way up, i.e. same as first box.
Thank you for doing the puzzles !
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On 14 the sum is read clockwise starting from top left. the top left number is the answer to the previous sum. The top right is always plus or minus and they alternate. The bottom right is double the number in the bottom right of the previous box.

On 17, look at the no of sides
14. (Original post by Uni12345678)
Thank you for doing the puzzles !
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On 14 the sum is read clockwise starting from top left. the top left number is the answer to the previous sum. The top right is always plus or minus and they alternate. The bottom right is double the number in the bottom right of the previous box.

On 17, look at the no of sides
In that case I got 14 right yes. On 17...I cannot account for that derp lol. So yeah should be 19.
15. All these puzzles are is just spotting patterns. so us maths students get the high scores

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