# More IQ Tests

Hi Guys,

Got these two IQ questions....

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CompuChip
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For the second one, the arrow is rotating clockwise while moving counterclockwise.
The next one should be pointing down in the lower right corner, ergo C.

The first one seems to be completely random to me, I can come up with an explanation for most of the possible answers.

why cant the second one be A? its also pointing downwards...

Hi Guys,

Got these two IQ questions....

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I come up with E for the first and C for the second.

These are pointless questions though, and I'm sure several answers could be justified by a sufficiently creative mind.

CompuChip
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why cant the second one be A? its also pointing downwards...
Sure it could be, as steven notes.

But C seemed more logical to me, if you also take the position (not just the orientation) into account: center top, left top, left middle, left bottom, center bottom, so the next one should then at the bottom right.

Yea, I got E for the first as well

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I went for C at first, too. Guess I'm not smart engouh. :tongue2:

drizzle
Gold Member
For the first it’s
B

Here’s how:
Top shape: S-UF-…→ B-F-SS→ B-F-DS→ B-F-SS→ S-UF-SS→ S-F-DS
Bottom shape: B-F-…→ B-UF-DS→ B-UF-SS→ S-UF-SS→ S-F-DS→ S-F-DS
Where: S=small size; B= big size; F=filled; UF= unfilled; SS=same shape; DS=different shape.
There’s one other possible choice, which is [S-F-SS] for the top shape and [S-F-SS] for the bottom one, but it’s not an option.

For the second it’s
C

UR→ LD→ CL→ LU→ DR→ CD
The first letter represents the side on which the arrow occurs, the second is the direction of the arrow.

How does that sound?

AMENDED..on second thoughts....

For the first one:
Ignore the sizes because there is no repeating sequence observable..., and focus on the whether or not its filled and the shapes

The pattern for the top and bottom row is like this:
(1) Square, square, square, circle, circle..
(2) Big, Big, Big, Small, Small

So the next in the sequence is A.

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drizzle
Gold Member
You can't neglect the shape, can you?

AMENDED..on second thoughts....

For the first one:
Ignore the sizes because there is no repeating sequence observable..., and focus on the whether or not its filled and the shapes

The pattern for the top and bottom row is like this:
(1) Square, square, square, circle, circle..
(2) Big, Big, Big, Small, Small

So the next in the sequence is A.

OmCheeto
Gold Member
For the first it’s
B

Here’s how:
Top shape: S-UF-…→ B-F-SS→ B-F-DS→ B-F-SS→ S-UF-SS→ S-F-DS
Bottom shape: B-F-…→ B-UF-DS→ B-UF-SS→ S-UF-SS→ S-F-DS→ S-F-DS
Where: S=small size; B= big size; F=filled; UF= unfilled; SS=same shape; DS=different shape.
There’s one other possible choice, which is [S-F-SS] for the top shape and [S-F-SS] for the bottom one, but it’s not an option.

For the second it’s
C

UR→ LD→ CL→ LU→ DR→ CD
The first letter represents the side on which the arrow occurs, the second is the direction of the arrow.

How does that sound?
The answer to the 2nd one is obviously C.

I annotated the 1st one binarily by shape and size, and came up with A as the answer.

Though I think you are right about there being possibly more answers.
01 (no shape change, yes to size change)
10
00
01
10

00 = A

I think the shading was only there to fool you. Though if the shading in A were reversed, it would have been much more logical, as there was another pattern:

1 4
4 8
8 8
8 6
6 2
solution:
2 x

I don't know why people bad mouth IQ tests. These are fun.

OmCheeto
Gold Member
AMENDED..on second thoughts....

For the first one:
Ignore the sizes because there is no repeating sequence observable..., and focus on the whether or not its filled and the shapes

The pattern for the top and bottom row is like this:
(1) Square, square, square, circle, circle..
(2) Big, Big, Big, Small, Small

So the next in the sequence is A.
I can so relate with this post.

If I've told my staff at work once, I've told them a thousand times:

"Listen to what I'm thinking, not what I'm saying."

drizzle
Gold Member
Though I think you are right about there being possibly more answers.

Oh, another possible choices, [S-F-SS] for the top shape and [S-F-DS] for the bottom one, or vice versa, but again it’s not an option.

I don't know why people bad mouth IQ tests. These are fun.

Yeah, just for fun though. I do get mad if someone tells me it measures my intelligence quotient.

OmCheeto
Gold Member
Oh, another possible choices, [S-F-SS] for the top shape and [S-F-DS] for the bottom one, or vice versa, but again it’s not an option.

Yeah, just for fun though. I do get mad if someone tells me it measures my intelligence quotient.
Ha Ha! D is also a correct answer.

That means someone has picked each at least once.

So the answer was: all of the above

A new shape color size combination object was introduced into each of the first 5 panels, there was also a color change within each panel. Only the small black square and large white circle were left to add. But 'B' had no color change. Hence D was the right answer. Along with A, B, C, and E of course. :tongue:

CompuChip
Homework Helper
Can I still change my mind and switch to F?

(That is, F for "complete Fail to make a sensible IQ test question")

1 is definitely A.

The 2 shapes gradually become more alike, then the 2 step sequence starts over and repeats.

There are 3 variables in play: shape, size, color.

1: Same shape, Diff size, Diff color
2: Diff shape, Same size, Diff color
3: Same shape, Same size, Diff color
4: Same shape, Diff size, Diff color
5: Diff shape, Same size, Diff color

So it's obvious the 2 need to be the same shape and same size and cannot be the same color...hence A.

Case closed. :)

Here's how I justified number 1 (if somebody has said this already in the thread my bad - I just skimmed it)

Each successive box contains a shared shape with the box before.

12 share black large circle
23 share white large square
34 share black large square
45 share white small square

this makes me think a small black circle(since the small square has already been shared) will be in the next box (barring D and E) and since we never have the same colors we can forget about B.

Now the sharing goes in a pattern like so:
Diagonal, bottom, top, diagonal,...

So the next box would be a bottom share (further evidence for A or C). We also notice that the box after a bottom share has the same shape but different color so I can conclude that A is the correct answer.