## Number squares

For this one, you’ll need to extract order from these seemingly random number squares.

What number should replace the question mark?

*[Answers entered below to be held for a day, thanks. This printable puzzle can be a good challenge for both kids and adults]*

*Here’s a similar number pattern puzzle posted a couple weeks ago.*

Joe| Guest June 22nd, 2007 - 5:58 pm6. When you add up each number in the same box on each number square, they all equal 10.

John Lewis Highsmith| Guest June 23rd, 2007 - 10:41 am6

Shawn| Guest June 23rd, 2007 - 8:33 pm6…easy!

3+1+x=10

x=6

Ian| Guest June 24th, 2007 - 8:27 amI don’t know if this is right because there might be some other pattern but I got 1. in the time it took me to type this I have forgotten the pattern I used.

Ian| Guest June 24th, 2007 - 8:29 amthis took me a long time

it was very hard

MJ| Guest June 24th, 2007 - 10:34 amThe answer is 6. If you add the numbers from the correlating squares in each number box the answer will always be 10. Example, using the top left corner — The number is 4 in the first square, 4 in the second square, and 2 in the third square. 4 + 4 + 2 = 10. I saw that this was the case for all sets of number displayed. Therefore, I take 3 from the bottom right corner of the first number square, 1 from the second and add these to get a sum of 4. Since all correlating numbers add up to be 10, this must mean that the missing number is 6.

Ian| Guest June 24th, 2007 - 10:53 amtypo. the 1 was supposed to be a 2.

Ed| Guest June 24th, 2007 - 11:34 amAnswer = 7

Kinda crazy but its the only number from 0 to 9 that’s missing.

biobot| Guest June 25th, 2007 - 6:23 am5

RLP| Profile June 26th, 2007 - 12:11 am6 is the answer we had in mind

PJ White| Guest August 6th, 2007 - 7:05 pm6

suineg| Guest August 16th, 2007 - 1:44 pmthe answer is 6, i get it in a more complicated way, in every square, a diferent row is the difference in absolute value of the mirror of the row, for example in the first square the second row 6,1,9 ; 61-19=42,4 and 2 are the third row first two numbers 4,2,3; in the second square the first row 4,1,3 so 41-13=28, the first two numbers of the second row(2,8,1) of that cube, so in the third square you use the third row(3,5,,x) and should follow the rule, 35-x=21, so 35-56=-21, absolute value 21, so 6 is the number, the first two numbers of the first row are 21, but i liked the sum 10 version using the 3 square the same time, but this is other way of figuring out the rule

JOC3LYN FAST HORS3| Guest November 11th, 2007 - 6:46 pmTH3 ANSW3R IS 6 B3CAUSE iF U ADD D3M ALL ACROSS U G3T THiRTY

Nenaslav| Guest November 27th, 2007 - 12:54 pmthis was hard

mgnge| Profile March 19th, 2009 - 2:34 pmWoo!

the answer is 6 ;

why,

1+3+6=10

9+1+0=10

3+1+?=10

10-4=?=6

Jerrud Edwin| Profile September 21st, 2009 - 1:10 pmJeesh, this was a hard one, 6 is the missing number addition across = 30 this one reminded me one a very hard sudoku puzzle ;-P

bcrox| Profile May 4th, 2013 - 11:48 pm6