It’s no secret that math was not always the most enjoyable subject in school, but throughout our lives it becomes apparent that it was actually very important.
Little things like understanding percentages and graphs plays an important part in our lives – as does noticing patterns.
Pattern-recognition allows us to analyze the world around us better, and so having strong pattern-recognition abilities is extremely useful.
This puzzle is one to challenge you pattern-recognition skills.
All you have to do is to look at the photo below and figure out which number should be in the place of the question mark.
The answer might not come at first glance so be sure to pay close attention!
Pattern-recognition involves a mix of observational and analytical skills. It means finding regularities in what-looks-like different systems… in other words, seeing if you can figure out what is the ‘same’ in varying different things.
Does that description help you figure out what the pattern in this puzzle is?
Are you ready for the answers?
The answer is: 4.
That is because each pattern equals the number of crossed lines. In the first, you see the lines intersect 9 times. In the middle, you see the lines cross once; and in the third, you see the lines intersect 4 times!
Did you manage to solve the puzzle?