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Pattern recognition

Out of all mental abilities this type of intelligence is said to have the highest correlation with the general intelligence factor, g. This is primarily because pattern recognition is the ability to see order in a chaotic environment; the primary condition for life. Patterns can be found in ideas, words, symbols and images and pattern recognition is a key determinant of your potential in logical, verbal, numerical and spatial abilities. It is essential for reasoning because your capacity to think logically is based on your perception of the logic around you. Your pattern recognition skills are expressed verbally through your long term exposure to language and your mathematical and spatial abilities are based on your perception of numerical data and 3D objects

16. Matrices

Which figure belongs in the bottom right box?

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Search for common directions.

F. First matrix row: All three shapes move vertically. The second row is horizontal movement, and the third diagonal. The triangle is stationary because there is no location for it to move to (either upwards from left to right, or downwards from right to left.)

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17. Matrices

Which figure belongs in the bottom right box?

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Search for common directions.

Shapes behave differently on each row, therefore the patterns of rows 1 and 2 do not effect row 3.

E. Third row: Shapes move diagonally from left to right. If there is no free box the shapes move back again from right to left.

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18. Matrix

Which figure belongs in the bottom right box?

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Dotted shapes rotate 45 degrees to the right.

Dotted shapes cover solid shapes.

B. Dotted shapes rotate 45 degrees to the right.

Solid shapes rotate 90 degress to the left.

Dotted shapes cover solid shapes.

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