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!

15 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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