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Need help with Raven's matric problem

  1. Dec 29, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm not sure if this is the right part of forum to seek help with this type of problem, please correct me if this is the case.

    As seen in attachment, I cannot figure out a pattern that I'm confident with. Please help with the answer and explain the reasoning, thanks!

    2. Relevant equations

    these problems can be solve horizontally, vertically or diagonally, or combinations of all

    3. The attempt at a solution

    suppose the question is split into 2 half: bottom half and top half



    bottom half

    by count:
    3 circles
    2 squares
    1 triangles
    2 diamonds
    no conclusion

    by number of vertices:
    3-4-4
    4-1-1 (take circle as 1)
    4-1-1
    guessing it is circle


    top half

    by horizontal spinning
    1 a cross, turn 45 degree, then turn 45 degree
    2 black dot spin, then unable to explain the horizontal line, then dot again
    3 same as 1

    by combine
    doesn't work

    by subtract
    no clue



    anyway, i think choice 1 is the most likely answer, but i'm not 100 % confident with it. Please help

    most unsure about bottom half
     

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  3. Dec 29, 2012 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    I have no idea what you are asking. You never say what the question itself is and, although you say 'i think choice 1 is the most likely answer' but you do not mention any choices!
     
  4. Dec 29, 2012 #3

    I like Serena

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    Top halves are point symmetric.
    Items with the same top have different bottoms.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2012 #4
    Please look at the attachment, thanks!
     
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