4 Puzzles That Will Make You Say WHAT?

There are few things that are as simultaneously fun, annoying, and ridiculous as abstract logic questions. Here are four of them.

My wife is trying to go back to school to get her Master’s, and to that end she recently passed an entrance exam for a local school. But during the course of the exam, a lot of the questions made her stop and ask “Wait, what the hell?”.

However, knowing she was married to an incurable “puzzler”, she kindly wrote down 4 of the questions and brought them home to hubby late that night.

The 1st, 3rd & 4th I managed to get pretty quickly, but by bedtime I hadn’t solved the 2nd. Today, while strolling down the street, out of the blue the answer to the 2nd jumped out of the bushes, knocked me to the ground, and roughed me up pretty bad. It also took my spare change and credit cards.

In any case, for your puzzling pleasure, I present the four puzzles in question, as they were presented on the test (i.e. with no sort of explanation WHATSOEVER). Add your comment to tell us what you think the answer is. I’ll post the answers on Monday.

Puzzle 1:

36 9 54 27 80 55 ? 70 25 Answer choices: 45 - 18 - 65 - 88 - 681

Puzzle 2:

25 61 78 23 ? 89 56 16 70 Answer choices: 28 - 52 - 93 - 45 - 34

Puzzle 3:

OZT ZIR ? WZA ARZ ULL MUM TUU URO Answer choices: UUU - OTF - ZUT - RZP - PWA

Puzzle 4:

ZED JTS KYX JIV ? NMT LKA HGC QIH Answer choices: UYD - UTS - BAQ - ESM - CPO

Have you figured them out yet? Write what you think the answer(s) is/are in the comments below and, come Monday, we’ll see who won the year’s supply of Rice-A-Roni.

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2 thoughts on “4 Puzzles That Will Make You Say WHAT?

  1. Hi Don,
    How are you since, heu… 12 yrs maybe??! ;o)
    So, j’ai trouvé la 1ère et la 4ème très vite… Je me penche sur les 2 et 3ème demain, parce qu’il est trop tard là…!!
    Bonne nuit…!!
    n.

    • Salut Nico,

      Oui, c’est longtemps que je t’ai pas vu. Nous habitons Méricourt maintenant – tu veux venir pour boire un coup et rencontrer mon fils? 😀

      Donc, pour la 1ère et 4ème la réponse est quoi, tu penses (je trouve que la 1ère est la plus facile)? Et as-tu trouvé les autres ou pas?

      A+

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