## Tuesday, June 21, 2011

### IQ Puzzle #9 - Explanation

The explanation for this one is pretty simple, no picture necessary. Essentially all of the symbols in the grid are numbers that have been mirrored along a vertical axis. Once you "decode" this pattern you are left with this grid:

2 3 4
5 6 7
7 9 ?

From here the next step is to realize you take the top two rows and add them by column as in:

2 3 4
+ + +
5 6 7                   <= View this as (2+5) = 7, (3+6) = 9 and (4+7) = 11.
= = =
7 9 11

This means the answer is 11 and if you flip 11 on it's vertical axis you will end up with three lines as such: | | |

Looking at the possible answers this means the correct answer is (D). Congratulations to IWannaBeAnon for getting the correct answer first, but a point to icey as well for a commendable effort (figuring out the number grid first).

Next puzzle will be up soon, until then well done all!

1. Cool puzzle, it wasn't that hard though.

2. I'm guessing I'll just have to wait for an easy one.

3. :D
(fyeah!)

4. I couldn't figure out but it makes sense now.

5. it does make sense now, cool one mate, keep it up!

6. I really cant do any of these without an explanation D:

7. Wow, now that I see the explanation it is so obvious... I'm not very good at these puzzles...

8. Cool, this is reminiscent of a puzzle my dad showed me once that also used a "mirror" effect.

9. As I shake my fist in the air, I curse my simple minded stupidity! You ignorant baboon!

10. i didn't get it :(

11. umm Didn't understand it lol