Right, the pettern, indeed a nice way to get the answer from the sheet, I bet less people would have gotten the final answer if the answer weren’t given.

Meaning that you should find how the final figure looks.

I got this one though, it’s definitely 2.

(Bottom changes, top changes, second from bottom changes, second from top changes, and so on)

Couldn’t the answer possibly be five also? Think of it this way: from A to B, the bottom pin turns into an arrow, from B to C, the arrow turns into a pin, from C to D the fourth arrow turns into a pin. Since you’ve already changed to bottom insignia you leave it alone. Continue this pattern, working your way to the middle until you have nothing else to change and you’re answer would be five. Couldn’t that work?

Apparently I’m way behind the times here, but I think that 5 might be a viable option as well. As long as you presume that after 5 iterations the symbol switches from an arrow to a dot or vice versa.

I would discount this, however it is evident that in none of the rows does a symbol switch from arrow to dot more than once (if at all, hence 5 iterations being the magic number), which would be a possibility were option 2 the proper pattern.

eg. Set 6 would be as follows:

dot
dot
dot
arrow
arrow
dot

Of course, it’s probably just coincidence, or maybe I’m just crazy. There might even be another pattern/option that can complete the series.

cheers,

– Mike

P.S.

I realize that Kyle also thinks it’s 5, but I’m not sure I understand his reasoning, so I’m putting in my own. :P

Irene| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 2:07 pmNumber 2

Joe| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 2:16 pm2.

Chris| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 2:37 pm2

Mario Berges| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 5:48 pmAnswer is 2

Mihret K| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 7:29 pmThis one is the easiest puzzle ever

1st square: 3 arrows, 3 circle

2nd square: 4, 2 circles

3rd: 3, 3 circles

4th:4, 2 circles

5th:3, 3 circles

So the sixth is obivously the image #2, because it’s the only with with four arrows and 2 circles.

ian| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 8:01 pmi showed my mom about this because she likes brain teasers and she got 2.

The pattern is 3 arrows, 4 arrows, 3 arrows, 4 arrows, 3 arrows, and 2 has 4 arrows and the shapes stay the same.

jf| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 8:30 pm2

charity| Guest June 9th, 2007 - 8:31 pmthe answer is number 2

nimrod| Guest June 10th, 2007 - 12:47 amit’s 2….why can i only get the easy ones?….or am i still wrong?

Justin| Guest June 10th, 2007 - 11:07 amWell, I reckon it should be 3

Sara| Guest June 10th, 2007 - 11:22 am2

:-)

RLP| Profile June 10th, 2007 - 1:53 pmYes, the answer is 2.

For those who thought this was too easy, I have a harder series question coming Monday morning

nimrod| Guest June 10th, 2007 - 2:52 pmbut then that might be too hard…..

MosieGT| Guest June 10th, 2007 - 5:38 pm2

Kruzzei| Guest June 11th, 2007 - 1:37 amRight, the pettern, indeed a nice way to get the answer from the sheet, I bet less people would have gotten the final answer if the answer weren’t given.

Meaning that you should find how the final figure looks.

I got this one though, it’s definitely 2.

(Bottom changes, top changes, second from bottom changes, second from top changes, and so on)

Anybody have thoughts on this?

Rotating series question - Smartkit Brain Enhancement News| Guest June 11th, 2007 - 7:54 am[…] Ok, for those who found the Pin series puzzle too easy, hopefully this will give you more of a challenge: […]

Ahmad Al-Sharman Al-Barmawi| Guest June 12th, 2007 - 5:59 pm2

Angelo| Guest June 18th, 2007 - 5:06 amMy answer is 2.

lijo| Guest June 27th, 2007 - 2:23 pmnext series is 2.

Kyle| Guest July 3rd, 2007 - 6:27 pmCouldn’t the answer possibly be five also? Think of it this way: from A to B, the bottom pin turns into an arrow, from B to C, the arrow turns into a pin, from C to D the fourth arrow turns into a pin. Since you’ve already changed to bottom insignia you leave it alone. Continue this pattern, working your way to the middle until you have nothing else to change and you’re answer would be five. Couldn’t that work?

Kyle| Guest July 4th, 2007 - 9:53 pmFrom B to C I meant the top arrow.

Pinwheel series question (IQ test style) - Smartkit Brain Enhancement News| Guest July 25th, 2007 - 1:10 pm[…] The Pin Problem […]

Mike| Guest October 23rd, 2007 - 1:21 pmApparently I’m way behind the times here, but I think that 5 might be a viable option as well. As long as you presume that after 5 iterations the symbol switches from an arrow to a dot or vice versa.

I would discount this, however it is evident that in none of the rows does a symbol switch from arrow to dot more than once (if at all, hence 5 iterations being the magic number), which would be a possibility were option 2 the proper pattern.

eg. Set 6 would be as follows:

dot

dot

dot

arrow

arrow

dot

Of course, it’s probably just coincidence, or maybe I’m just crazy. There might even be another pattern/option that can complete the series.

cheers,

– Mike

P.S.

I realize that Kyle also thinks it’s 5, but I’m not sure I understand his reasoning, so I’m putting in my own. :P

Jerrud Edwin| Profile September 21st, 2009 - 12:19 pmanswer 2, 3/3 4/2 3/3 4/2 3/3 ( 4/2 )

anzu| Profile June 6th, 2010 - 9:07 am5

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