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# IQ test question

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Hello to all, I am new to this forum. Recently I did an online IQ test which had 45 Raven type questions.

There are two which I still can't solve after driving myself nuts looking at them.

Perhaps this is a good place to get the problem solved?

The questions all involve a 3x3 matrix and there is usually a logic sequence going from left to right, and sometimes also up to down. The idea is to supply the missing corner chosen from the eight samples below.

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the leftmost image in the second row - the triangle.

Here are my reasons:

1) The first two rows contain each one square, one rectangle and one triangle, so to complete the pattern the third row should have some sort of a triangle. This is consistent with triangles dominating the answer space. (As a side note, two images in the middle of the top row seem to be identical. Also first and third image from the left in the bottom row are almost identical, but the leftmost image seems to match the size of the other triangles in the puzzle, so would be preferred to the other one.)

2) The square, rectangle and triangle can either

1. have a circle around them
2. have circle arcs within them
3. have no circle arcs

The only triangle that fits that pattern is the leftmost in the bottom row.

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Thanks K-man. I agree with what you say, but am curious what the circular arcs are all about. If it was only about square/rectangle/triangle that would be consistent with the earlier questions which were easier. This was no. 41 out of 45 and they were all more complex.

Perhaps I am over-thinking the question...

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Well, I don't have the context that you have as I don't see the rest of the questions, but looking at this question alone I wouldn't call it particularly complex and my solution/answer seems reasonable to me. BTW, I've never seen a test where two of the possible answers were exactly the same as in this test.

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Yes, I think the duplicated answers were probably just a mistake.

This is the other question I am having trouble with:

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1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

if I label the options like number 1 to 8 above

I think the answer is number 4

all other shape are duplicates, only number 4 is not a duplicate

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Good idea, but if you look closely, number 8 is slightly different. It looks like two sticks, one over the other.

The horizontal one is below the vertical one.

In the matrix above, the edge lines of the sticks can be fully seen in both sticks.

Perhaps that gives us a clue?

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I would agree with jasen's answer. I think you're reading too much into details that are merely artifacts of the quality of the test. In this second puzzle there are 9 ways to combine 2 sticks of 3 types. 8 of them are given and the 9th is missing.

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Yes, I may be overthinking again - probably a weakness of mine.

But I note that answers 5 and 6 are almost the same but not quite. This hints that the order of overlay may be important.

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Hi i am new to this site.so don't mind if my answer is wrong.

Let us name the sticks first as shown in figure.

Now take the pattern from top to bottom.the pattern like this  in first column first two symbols combination opposite is third symbol.like 1symbol+2symbol=opposite symbols of(1+2) which is 3rd symbol in first column.and same in second column also. i.e bubble stick goes as strip in answer and strip goes as bubble stick.

Now in third row first symbol is of one bubble and one strip has to combine with plain sticks, so answer symbol will be just place the opposite sticks in corresponding places.

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I think pavan has it.

Ignore the vertical objects in cols 1 and 2. Rotate the horizontal object in col 1 and add it to the horizontal object in col 2.

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Yes, I can agree with that logic. Thanks.

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Yes, I can agree with that logic. Thanks.

In creating a question in An IQ test, the creator must make sure that there is no double interpreatation to the question (the question can be answered differently)

1,2,....

a. 3
b. 4
c. 5

because there is a double interpretation there

but b.4 is also correct, because : 20 = 1,   21 = 2,   22 = 4

so to avoid this, one of the correct answer must be removed from the question.

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in the question above you may think the logic that I over is questionable.
But it also acceptable, so if the question maker do not allow my logic, so he must
prevent this kind of logic appear, so he must create another option that is also not a duplicate.

but since my logic, and pavan logic come to one option, so this is still acceptable.

So, if we have found a logic in an IQ test question, just use it.

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On 21.09.2015 at 5:14 PM, GeorgeC said:

Thanks K-man. I agree with what you say, but am curious what the circular arcs are all about. If it was only about square/rectangle/triangle that would be consistent with the earlier questions which were easier. This was no. 41 out of 45 and they were all more complex.

Perhaps I am over-thinking the question...

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