## IQ test question: Which figure continues the series?

For this series question, what figure should come next?

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Falwan| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 12:27 amTake the two signs seperately…

the + sign rotates one space ..two spaces .. one space .. two spaces counterclockwise..

the = sign does the same counterclockwise,but beginning with one space then two and so on…

So, it has to be # 5…

NitzOO| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 1:53 amFigure 1.

rachel| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 2:00 amanswer 1

.mau.| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 2:30 am(1). Both + and = go round counterclockwise through the eight positions (vertices and mid-size), alternatively one and two positions. After (e), + must move two positions and – one.

ikickass| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 3:06 am1

bigbossSNK| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 3:17 am1.

There are 8 possible positions for the cross and the equal sign:

The position of the cross in the next sequence member is always lagging one position behind the cross in the current sequence member.

The position of the equal sign in the next sequence member is always diametrically opposite from the position of the cross in the current sequence member.

the_god_dellusion| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 7:10 amThe Answer is the 1st one….can we have more of these…a little harder also

barftud| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 7:38 am#1.

sarag| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 7:54 am#1?

tad| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 8:07 am5

marioberges| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 10:29 amAnswer is: (1), the first one.

Each sign moves counter-clockwise each turn. The number of steps taken in this direction alternates between 2 steps and 1 steps each turn.

Oneiric| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 12:37 pmFigure 1 should be the answer, giving the logic that both signs move on the following basis: 1-2-1-2 on the border of the square.

Figure a to figure b: + sign goes 2 spaces forward and the = sign goes 1 space forward.

Figure b to figure c: +sign goes 1 space forward and = sign goes 2 spaces forward.

And so on.

Shawn| PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile June 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm1

brianu| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 4:28 pmThe answer is 1. Each symbol moves counterclockwise around the eight positions of the exterior of the square alternating between jumping two spots and jumping one spot.

Mashplum| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile June 30th, 2009 - 5:00 pm1

trunicated| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 5:40 pm1. If you think of the square as a 3×3, then you can see that from a to b, the = moves one place counterclockwise, while the + moves two places in the same direction. Then from b to c, the = moves two places, and the + moves one place, both counterclockwise. If we follow that pattern, we see that 1 is the next step using this 1-2 alternating step pattern.

cheddarmelt| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 7:33 pmOh. Got this one. Each of the characters proceeds counterclockwise. The plus sign moves two, one, two, one, two spaces; the equals sign moves one, two, one, two, one spaces. So the next figure must be the number 1.

suineg| PUZZLE MASTER | Profile June 30th, 2009 - 9:11 pmI think the answer is the 1, Explanation:

both symbols go counterclockwise with combined rythim jaja cool–>

From A to B the + moves 2 and the = move 1

B to C the + moves 1 and the = moves 2 and so on is a pattern at least the most obvious for me, maybe there can be more answers, cool.

Scott| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 9:34 pmIf we assume the red square is a 3X3 grid and the + and = rotate anti-clockwise around the 8 places, we can find a pattern.

The + follows the pattern “skip two, one, skip two, one” and so on.

The = follows the pattern “one, skip two, one, skip two” and so on.

Therefore, #1 is the next step in the sequence.

Scott

Falwan| Profile June 30th, 2009 - 9:49 pmoops! for sure it is # 1…

according to logic.

mimi112| Profile July 1st, 2009 - 5:54 amI think the answer is figure 1

RK| Founder | Profile July 1st, 2009 - 11:08 amgood, most of you got this right: 1

Sebastian Roughley| Profile July 1st, 2009 - 11:08 amI think, on a cursory glance as I’m busy formulising (I made it up, it’s my word… a spreadsheet, it is: 3.

pravinkumar1942@gmail.com| Profile July 2nd, 2009 - 5:16 pmfig 1 will be the answer

doar823| Profile July 2nd, 2009 - 6:35 pmwell I figured it out but I made it very difficult… both signs are moving counter-clockwise, the + sign moves one spot behind the = sign each shift and the = sign moves directly opposite the plus sign each shift…the answer is 1

jbrat4| Profile July 3rd, 2009 - 4:45 am1

tiptop| Profile July 8th, 2009 - 12:42 amits answer is 1

KINA| Profile July 25th, 2009 - 12:11 am1 IS THE ANSWER. POSITIVELY.

Jerrud Edwin| Profile September 20th, 2009 - 6:47 pm5 is the answer, the = and + both skip one center side position and one corner, since this pattern has to repeat and we can not assume another skip point besides that already shown then 1 would not be it for it would change the pattern along with 3 and 4, anwswer 2 is assuming another skip point that is’nt shown. Take what evidence is shown then the pattern gives number 5 as the answer.

Shawn| PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile September 20th, 2009 - 8:54 pmJerrud,

In figure 5, neither a corner nor a side is skipped, so I don’t think this can be it. If I understand your logic, your pattern is:

+ skips a corner, = moves 1 place

= skips a corner, + moves 1

+ skips a side, = moves 1

= skips a side, + moves 1

Figure 1 would repeat this pattern from the beginning:

+ skips a corner, = moves 1

Jerrud Edwin| Profile September 20th, 2009 - 10:37 pmShaun , Yes number one would repeat the pattern of movement but 5 would repeat the series which is what I thought the answers were pointing at because of answer 2 but I guess that shows how many ways you could look at it and me not keeping it simple. ;-P

ramakant singh| Profile October 26th, 2009 - 12:16 pm1

Tsopi| Profile January 20th, 2010 - 8:02 am1(each frame the shapes go anticlock wise.But when the one moves to spots the other moves 1 and then the opposite concluding to 1)

ibryamo| Profile February 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm1

John Ervie Salaveria| Profile September 12th, 2010 - 3:31 am1

Dean| Profile January 23rd, 2011 - 1:55 am1

me| Profile February 19th, 2011 - 8:35 pm5

Miodrag| Profile April 23rd, 2011 - 2:47 pm3

Miodrag| Profile April 23rd, 2011 - 2:52 pm1 is the answer

maolivera| Profile May 11th, 2011 - 1:18 pm1

julonk| Profile May 19th, 2011 - 8:09 am1

aranyak chatterjee| Profile June 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm1

crichardva| Profile January 31st, 2012 - 9:30 pmAnswer is clearly #5…here’s why.

The two symbols are rotating counterclockwise around the perimeter of the square. The = sign is moving 1 space, then 2, then 1, then 2. The + sign is always located one step behind the previous position of the = sign. Thus that is the most logical progression.

fafa| Profile July 28th, 2013 - 5:46 am1

we have 3 step in each level and we should 2 for + and 1 for = in one time and 2 for = and one for + in onother one