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1. How do you solve this (type of ) question?

thanks
2. i'd say C... maybe

would have said E if it had an O in the bottom right corner.

you basically just look for patterns and just try and keep ruling out answers till you're left till one. in my opinion most of these questions are very subjective
3. You need to split it up into components; focus on the patterns that each of the shapes within the grid follow from one diagram to the next.

First focus on the triangle in each picture. It is cycling clockwise round the corner squares, until the fourth picture where it reverses direction (and goes back round anticlockwise). So the missing diagram should have a triangle in the bottom right corner (this is allowed, since the first picture has one in the top left. If it didn't, this might mean that the motion of the triangle changes direction again). So this eliminates A, B and E.

Can you continue this thought process for the other shapes within the pictures?

EDIT: The picture you've uploaded is a bit dodgy. There should be a circle in the bottom right corner of E.

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4. (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
i'd say C... maybe

you are right, but why?
5. (Original post by d3vin)
you are right, but why?
I'd say C.

Post this in the medics forum, we have to live and breath these type of questions..

Anyways triangle moves two square clockwise each time, circle moves one square clockwise and square moves one square diagonally (rebounding)
6. If circle and something else need to be on the same square, the circle goes behind. The star is going diagonal, back and forth. The triangle is moving round and then back. The triangle is in the circle's square, so the circle disappears and the triangle takes precedent, e.g in item 3 it disappears because the star is in its square.
7. Either C or D. I'm stuck on what the hell the circle's doing.
8. Oh and circle is just going round clockwise (I didn't mention that)

Future medic here!
9. (Original post by d3vin)
you are right, but why?
Track the movement of the star, it moves along the same diagonal backwards and forwards so its C, D or E

Follow the triangle next,it moves round the corners and changes directions when it reaches either of the 2 corners on the right, so it has to be bottom left. So it's C or D.

Now follow the circle, it just moves round the outer layer of the square. You can see in the 3rd one that when it clashes with the triangle it is the triangle that is shown not the circle. Follow the circle round and it should end in the same place as the triangle so you only see the triangle. So it is C.
10. C follow the patterns on each shape and you can see similarited whihc you apply to the next one
11. (Original post by d3vin)
you are right, but why?
look at the patterns going across first. the triangle seems to go round clockwise / anticlockwise.

looking down the columns the trianghle just jumps back and forth. so you know the triangle should probably be in the bottom right.

looking down the right diagonals the stars seem to stay in the same place.

and the circles seem to go round the edge of the squares in an anti/anticlockwise direction... unless they coincide with another symbol already there, in which case they dissapear.

putting all of this together gives you C. but i'm sure you could argue it for another answer
12. (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
in my opinion most of these questions are very subjective
They're not subjective at all. Assuming no information about the pattern of the diagrams exists beyond what is displayed, there is only ever one definite answer (the multiple choice options rule out any ambiguity, unless the makers of the test messed up).
13. (Original post by d3vin)
you are right, but why?
I think if you figure out all the paths the shapes take in the mystery one the triangle and the circle are in the same place, this only happens on one other picture; the third, and on that one the star and the circle are on the same square but only the star shows up. Because of that the only one that fits is C when the circle is cancelled out by the triangle and all of the shapes are in the right place.
14. i got it now, thank you all
15. C, I didnt look at the comments below, its just following the paths of the each shape, think of the whole thing as several slides of a film
16. (Original post by Daniel Freedman)
They're not subjective at all. Assuming no information about the pattern of the diagrams exists beyond what is displayed, there is only ever one definite answer (the multiple choice options rule out any ambiguity, unless the makers of the test messed up).
in such a short amount of information you can find a pattern to explain any of the answers, it just depends about how complicated you want to get.

very similar to the fact that you can write down a string of any random numbers you like, and still find a pattern linking them all up

EDIT: feel free to disagree, but at least bloody quote me and have a discussion about it
17. C, look how each shape moves between frames.
18. (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
in such a short amount of information you can find a pattern to explain any of the answers, it just depends about how complicated you want to get.

very similar to the fact that you can write down a string of any random numbers you like, and still find a pattern linking them all up
There's only ever one definite answer.
19. C.

I looked at the step the triangle takes, then the star and finally the circle
20. does anybody know why the circle disappears?

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