School-Safe Puzzle Games

## Pinwheel series question (IQ test style)

For this series question, what figure should come next?

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### 30 Comments to “Pinwheel series question (IQ test style)”

1. Shawn | Guest

Bent tine moves 2, 1,3,1

The next number of moves in the series is 4, which puts the bent tine at the bottom of the wheel.

2. Scott K | Guest

ill go with 5, assuming the order is in clockwise direction the extra little line moves 2,1,3,1, then im just gonna asume it goes 4,1,5,1,6,1, etc.

3. Daniel | Guest

5?

4. Jay | Guest

5…

5. Mark W | Guest

5? Rotating clockwise, skip 1, skip 0, skip 2, skip 0… skip 3

6. Joe | Guest

First it moves twice, then once, then three times, then once, so then it’ll move 4 times, so 5 is the answer.

7. Kip | Guest

5?… skip 1 then 1 skip 2 then 1 skip 3?

8. jason | Guest

5

9. Tim | Guest

5. The difference in space is 2, 1, 3, 1, and 4 seems to follow.

10. Sven | Guest

#5

The pattern is:

2 units CW
1 unit CW
3 units CW
1 unit CW

The next logical step is 4 units CW, which is #5

11. natalie | Guest

my guess is answer #4. the end piece is always pointing in the same direction. it can’t stop on the horizontal bar (it must go one past if this is the case) and must stop on the vertical bar – otherwise it skips 2.

12. James D. Turner | Guest

5, 1-2-1-3-1-4

13. Emilie | Guest

5

14. RK | Profile

The best answer would be 5

15. John Lewis Highsmith | Guest

CCW rotation also gives 5 as the answer.

CCW Moves 6, 7, 5, 7, 4
CW Moves 2, 1, 3, 1, 4

Note the sums of the respective moves.

16. RK | Profile

nice pickup, John

17. carolyn d | Guest

4

18. Prairie | Guest

I’d say 5. It fits the series.
1, skip 2, 1, skip3, 1, skip 4

19. Jerrud Edwin | Profile

Number 5, 2,1,3,1,4, 1,5 etc

20. me | Profile

The pattern is:

2 units CW
1 unit CW
3 units CW
1 unit CW

True