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Help me understand an IQ question

  1. Jan 21, 2015 #1
    Hello, I was searching on the net for some IQ tests and ended up on iqtestexperts.com
    But my mind cannot understand what solution must be applied to one IQ question in particular:

    This is the IQ question:
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    To me it seems like the answer would be C, but for some reason it is inverted, and I cannot see a logical explanation, perhaps you can explain it better than the Explanation at the bottom? Thanks

    The image is an extract from http://www.iqtestexperts.com/pattern-recognition-sample.php
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2015 #2

    Doc Al

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    I would have said C also. (Have no idea what the "explanation" is supposed to mean.)
     
  4. Jan 21, 2015 #3
    Seems C to me too.
    I don't understand how would D be possibly an answer.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2015 #4

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    I vote for "C" also. Each picture is rotated 45 degrees ccw from the previous one. There is no "inversion" here. Slanted lines are slanting in the same direction in each picture. An inversion/reflection would change the slantedness.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2015 #5

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    Each change to the sequence seems 45 degree angle going counter-clockwise, so C.
    D is a wrong answer.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2015 #6
    Thanks for the quick replies. I sent a message to the website owner suggesting their answer to the question is wrong.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2015 #7

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    The figures are difficult to analyze, and I (we) could be wrong. I found the rotation by 45 degrees and have trouble seeing any inversions with the complicated figures.
    ... rethinking again, I still say, C.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2015 #8

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    The usual lack of proofreading following revision of a problem statement.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2015 #9
    If all answers fail choose C lol
     
  11. Jan 21, 2015 #10

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    I'm also sure C is the wrong answer. Has to be D. Don't believe everything you read :smile:
     
  12. Jan 21, 2015 #11
    D would be correct if you read the sequence from right to left, so one of the following is true:

    a) this was made somewhere that people read right to left. At some point the explanation was incorrectly translated to English
    b) the order of the pictures was accidentally switched which also somehow attached the explanation of a different question to this one
    c) the point was to test if you could think "outside the box" and the explanation was written by a post-modernist
    d) these sites are created by young web developers that have no connection to the quality of the site since the company that pays them just want to use the site to gather information about people that look at the site. Time spent making one site good is time that could have been spent making another bad site.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2015 #12
    I don't think the way people read it would have made the correction because it doesn't label the the figures both C and D would be correct. If there was a direction to read it then you will have 1 answer but that was very creative to find the sequence from right to left.

    I can't think of a language that reads from right to left, but I think there is one. I'm thinking chinese but I'm not sure but manga is read left to right.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2015 #13

    Quantum Defect

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    Hebrew reads right to left.
     
  15. Jan 22, 2015 #14

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    IQ-tests should be made by people who are smarter than most of us. If the "designer" of this particular IQ-test made a mistake, he is not as smart as you are :-)
    A problem occours when you shall IQ-test the smartest person in the world... I vote for C.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2015 #15
    Hebrew is read right to left. But, since the question is written in English, and IQ questions in English generally intend for the "next in sequence" to be on the right, I have to go with C as well :)
     
  17. Jan 22, 2015 #16

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    Arabic and Farsi too.
    And with a quick google: A few more.
     
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