School-Safe Puzzle Games

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.

17 Comments to “Number squares”

  1. Joe | Guest

    6. When you add up each number in the same box on each number square, they all equal 10.

  2. John Lewis Highsmith | Guest


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  4. Ian | Guest

    I 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.

  5. Ian | Guest

    this took me a long time
    it was very hard

  6. MJ | Guest

    The 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.

  7. Ian | Guest

    typo. the 1 was supposed to be a 2.

  8. Ed | Guest

    Answer = 7

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

  9. biobot | Guest


  10. RLP | Profile

    6 is the answer we had in mind

  11. PJ White | Guest


  12. suineg | Guest

    the 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

  13. JOC3LYN FAST HORS3 | Guest


  14. Nenaslav | Guest

    this was hard

  15. mgnge | Profile

    the answer is 6 ;



  16. Jerrud Edwin | Profile

    Jeesh, this was a hard one, 6 is the missing number addition across = 30 this one reminded me one a very hard sudoku puzzle ;-P

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