it’s C, a symbol or letter will appear in two pictures in the same spot, so between the 6 pictures, a single symbol will only be found in 3 different places, C completes the missing pairs

A B
1 1
2 2
3 3
For the second block A1, A3, and B2 from the previous block stay, the rest move clockwise.
For the third block B1, B3, A2 stay, the rest move counterclockwise.
For the fourth block, the same thing with the second block happens.
For the fifth block, the same thing with the third block happens.
For the final block, the same thing with the second block happens, so the answer is C.

The symbols must change position when they have occured twice successively. The symbols always shift two positions circularly forward when they change position.

The answer is C, because of the following reasons:
1. I expect a plus in the second row of the second column
2. I expect a triangle in the third row of the first column
3. I expect a ‘c’ in the first row of the first column
4. I expect a square in the second row of the first column.

I’m going with c, to explain why is not that easy but i’ll give it a go.

Every figure (triangle, square, etc) stays at the same spot for two consecutive times. Of course it alternates so you don’t get 2 consecutive pictures in the serie which are the same. The +, triangle and the C follow the same pattern and the cirkel, square and s follow the same pattern, which is mirrored from the first. Further is the first pattern delayed by one frame from the second.

C. each thing follows the same pattern, stays in place twice, then moves diagonally to the other side and up one, then stays, then diagonal again, then stays, then down to the bottom on the same side. took me prolly 30 seconds to figure out.

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It C, but there are many ways to see it, like if you look very closely you can see one side of the a block reflects and than swaps one symbol on top of reflected side with the other side in the middel, and then the next block do the same but now it reflects the other side, its just a nother way. But why do they put in something so easy if you can just see each follows the same pattern, stays in place twice? There must be a catch!

I know the answer, but it took me some time to muster my logical thoughts and discover the answer which dislikes ends and has a Goldie Locks placement.

Janna| Guest March 28th, 2007 - 10:41 pmThis looks like it’s next:

circle triangle

c square

+ s

Janna| Guest March 28th, 2007 - 10:49 pmheehee, sorry, just being silly. I figure c comes next.

J Tanedo| Guest March 28th, 2007 - 11:17 pmit’s C, a symbol or letter will appear in two pictures in the same spot, so between the 6 pictures, a single symbol will only be found in 3 different places, C completes the missing pairs

den| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 12:32 amC i just looked at where the S and C moved to they stayed for 2 phases and moved diagonally or back to starting point.

Joe| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 12:41 amA B

1 1

2 2

3 3

For the second block A1, A3, and B2 from the previous block stay, the rest move clockwise.

For the third block B1, B3, A2 stay, the rest move counterclockwise.

For the fourth block, the same thing with the second block happens.

For the fifth block, the same thing with the third block happens.

For the final block, the same thing with the second block happens, so the answer is C.

doug| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 12:51 amits gotta be ‘c’. all of the shapes fall into the same position twice in the sequence. not much harder than the last…..maybe easier

Vishvas Vasuki| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 1:55 amThe symbols must change position when they have occured twice successively. The symbols always shift two positions circularly forward when they change position.

The answer is C, because of the following reasons:

1. I expect a plus in the second row of the second column

2. I expect a triangle in the third row of the first column

3. I expect a ‘c’ in the first row of the first column

4. I expect a square in the second row of the first column.

-Vishvas Vasuki

Orbitum| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 4:04 amThe answer is C.

Objects move two moves either clockwise or counterclockwise.

Orbitum| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 4:05 amHaving a delay of two counts in between the moves.

Prairie Kittin| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 5:28 amC?

Don’t ask me to explain it. :-)

That’s just the answer that seemed the most logical to me.

jason| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 8:45 amC. opposing rotating triangle formations

Ilja| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 10:22 amI’m going with c, to explain why is not that easy but i’ll give it a go.

Every figure (triangle, square, etc) stays at the same spot for two consecutive times. Of course it alternates so you don’t get 2 consecutive pictures in the serie which are the same. The +, triangle and the C follow the same pattern and the cirkel, square and s follow the same pattern, which is mirrored from the first. Further is the first pattern delayed by one frame from the second.

Carl| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 10:23 amC

Josh| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 2:17 pmc

Scott| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 3:04 pmC. each thing follows the same pattern, stays in place twice, then moves diagonally to the other side and up one, then stays, then diagonal again, then stays, then down to the bottom on the same side. took me prolly 30 seconds to figure out.

df| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 3:16 pmC

RK| Profile March 29th, 2007 - 11:04 pmWell, this one was

supposedto be harder.‘C’ is the answer

From the explanations given, looks like quite a few deduced the underlying pattern

Joe’s comment pretty much mirrors the solution diagram I’m going to post shortly.

Angelo Francisco B. Veloso| Guest March 29th, 2007 - 11:40 pmThe answer is c.

Moderator| Profile March 30th, 2007 - 5:46 pmLink to series puzzles answer

(basically a graphic of what Joe describes)

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Danie Grobbelaar| Profile May 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pmIt C, but there are many ways to see it, like if you look very closely you can see one side of the a block reflects and than swaps one symbol on top of reflected side with the other side in the middel, and then the next block do the same but now it reflects the other side, its just a nother way. But why do they put in something so easy if you can just see each follows the same pattern, stays in place twice? There must be a catch!

zahidiub| Profile December 30th, 2010 - 7:55 amThe answer is D.

jhenhelhyn| Profile February 11th, 2011 - 9:21 amI think its D

Mohit k| Profile February 13th, 2012 - 6:43 amthe answer is option c

ahmedsaleh747| Profile February 15th, 2012 - 11:48 amc

harel| Profile February 24th, 2012 - 11:08 amq

harel| Profile February 24th, 2012 - 11:08 ama

harel| Profile February 24th, 2012 - 11:12 amb

IKnowEinstein| Profile July 1st, 2012 - 12:46 pmI know the answer, but it took me some time to muster my logical thoughts and discover the answer which dislikes ends and has a Goldie Locks placement.

rbk_badshans| Profile October 7th, 2012 - 6:34 amC