vrh

07-14-2014, 11:05 AM

Which one should be the next?

http://mkerala.com/n/di/F704/p2.png

http://mkerala.com/n/di/F704/p2.png

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vrh

07-14-2014, 11:05 AM

Which one should be the next?

http://mkerala.com/n/di/F704/p2.png

http://mkerala.com/n/di/F704/p2.png

kellyanne10

07-14-2014, 11:26 AM

B, is my guess.

vrh

07-14-2014, 11:29 AM

I'm not so sure. Why not D or E?

Puffer

07-14-2014, 09:33 PM

My guess would be B

vrh

07-15-2014, 06:52 AM

My guess would be B

Would you mind to explain your guess?

For example, I would rather choose D over B simply on the basis two pentagons are offered in solutions.

Would you mind to explain your guess?

For example, I would rather choose D over B simply on the basis two pentagons are offered in solutions.

cerine

07-15-2014, 08:28 AM

I would guess B as well. Counting the number of angles/sides, you get 12, 7, 9, 6, __. One possible pattern I see would continue 6, 5, 3, 4, 0, 3, which would make B the right answer. Of course, another possible pattern I see would continue 8, 7, 9, making A the right answer; but since this pattern kind of breaks down after that and the polygons are alternating (at least so far) between one and two per picture, I'm disinclined to go with A. Of course, it's entirely possible that the correct answer is based on a pattern I'm not seeing at all.

uigrad

07-15-2014, 08:50 AM

Or, it could be A.

If you take away all the edges in the diagram, and see just the points, then you can draw a single convex polygon with all those points as vertices. The pattern is the number of those vertices: 8, 6, 6, 4, 4.

If you take away all the edges in the diagram, and see just the points, then you can draw a single convex polygon with all those points as vertices. The pattern is the number of those vertices: 8, 6, 6, 4, 4.

vrh

07-15-2014, 09:58 AM

If anything I'm confident in saying it isn't A or C :)

terri1001

07-15-2014, 11:09 AM

Polygon number three looks like a merge of the first two pictures, with maybe some rotation involved. If so then logically, the fifth polygon will be a merge of pictures 3 and 4. Therefore B is the answer. Or not.

Rimstarzzz

07-15-2014, 12:10 PM

its gotta be either b d or e

Rimstarzzz

07-15-2014, 12:11 PM

Or, it could be A.

If you take away all the edges in the diagram, and see just the points, then you can draw a single convex polygon with all those points as vertices. The pattern is the number of those vertices: 8, 6, 6, 4, 4.

im not understanding your explanation

If you take away all the edges in the diagram, and see just the points, then you can draw a single convex polygon with all those points as vertices. The pattern is the number of those vertices: 8, 6, 6, 4, 4.

im not understanding your explanation

uigrad

07-15-2014, 01:04 PM

im not understanding your explanation

It's not that hard. Construct a convex polygon containing all the points in one of the diagrams:

http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~beezer/cs507/mygifs/figure3.gif

Then count the vertices of the new polygon.

It's not that hard. Construct a convex polygon containing all the points in one of the diagrams:

http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~beezer/cs507/mygifs/figure3.gif

Then count the vertices of the new polygon.

cerine

07-15-2014, 05:55 PM

Except that the resulting convex polygon doesn't use ALL the points from the original -- just the ones that conveniently fit into drawing a convex polygon. Since you said "with all those points" I'm not surprised I was the only one confused.

Puffer

07-16-2014, 06:04 AM

Would you mind to explain your guess?

For example, I would rather choose D over B simply on the basis two pentagons are offered in solutions.

Cerine explains my reasoning perfectly.

I would guess B as well. Counting the number of angles/sides, you get 12, 7, 9, 6, __. One possible pattern I see would continue 6, 5, 3, 4, 0, 3, which would make B the right answer. Of course, another possible pattern I see would continue 8, 7, 9, making A the right answer; but since this pattern kind of breaks down after that and the polygons are alternating (at least so far) between one and two per picture, I'm disinclined to go with A. Of course, it's entirely possible that the correct answer is based on a pattern I'm not seeing at all.

For example, I would rather choose D over B simply on the basis two pentagons are offered in solutions.

Cerine explains my reasoning perfectly.

I would guess B as well. Counting the number of angles/sides, you get 12, 7, 9, 6, __. One possible pattern I see would continue 6, 5, 3, 4, 0, 3, which would make B the right answer. Of course, another possible pattern I see would continue 8, 7, 9, making A the right answer; but since this pattern kind of breaks down after that and the polygons are alternating (at least so far) between one and two per picture, I'm disinclined to go with A. Of course, it's entirely possible that the correct answer is based on a pattern I'm not seeing at all.

vrh

07-27-2014, 04:34 PM

One more of the same sort:

http://gifyu.com/images/res.png

http://gifyu.com/images/res.png

terri1001

07-28-2014, 07:09 AM

Please can you tell us the answer to the first puzzle?

vrh

07-28-2014, 07:43 AM

I don't know it

uigrad

07-28-2014, 08:27 AM

My suspicions were that the puzzles were made up by the person posting them, and that no real solution is behind them.

Do I win something?

Do I win something?

vrh

07-28-2014, 12:05 PM

I didn't make these puzzles.

Althought it may seem they don't make sense, there must be logic behind them. Needless to say, they are tricky.

Althought it may seem they don't make sense, there must be logic behind them. Needless to say, they are tricky.

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