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# UPDATE: 2 new questions! Which is the odd one out (Aptitude Test)

I'm doing some practice aptitude tests and can't seem to work out the answers to these 2 questions (see 1st post). What do you think the answers are and why?

Also while I'm on the subject of aptitude tests, I am finding myself running out of time, usually 50-75% of the way through the test. Is it better to answer 45/60 (with the first 45 answers correct and 15 unanswered) or 50/60 (with the remaining 15 questions all guessed)?

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21)D, middle two on others are same symbol

Think first one is D all the rest have an even amount of items in

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skusey;6229964

21)D, middle two on others are same symbol

What do you mean? No symbols are the same in A, B, C or D?

jeany123;6229969

Think first one is D all the rest have an even amount of items in

A only has 6 B&C have 8

29 is C as others have 2 different angle sticks than the other 3 sticks

flyingflea;6229992

What do you mean? No symbols are the same in A, B, C or D?

look at the middle rows on each:thumbsup:

I think the first one might be B. Something to do with symmetry, only B can be flipped and have the symbols look the same?

muffin247;6229995

A only has 6 B&C have 8

An even amount can be divided by 2 D has 7 which cannot be divided by two all the rest can

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I have the answers but without any explanations...

and does anyone have any advice about whether it is better to answer 45/60 (with the first 45 answers correct and 15 unanswered) or 50/60 (with the remaining 15 questions all guessed)?

Answer as many as you can right in the time you have

so what are the answers to the ones you showed?

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ChipSticks;6230236

so what are the answers to the ones you showed?

21 is B
29 is C

I'm glad I'm not the only one having difficulty with these!

flyingflea;6230248

21 is B29 is CI'm glad I'm not the only one having difficulty with these!

B?
I got the second one right:oops:

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skusey;6230271

B?I got the second one right:oops:

If you do well at these, apparently you're good at the sciences possibly because it highlights your ability in handling abstract relevant information, e.g. you can grasp the situation and organise the important aspects to draw a relevant conclusion.

Question 29 - I'm not sure I get the answers given above. Are people saying that 'C' is the odd 1 out because A and B have 3 lines at the same angle. D and E have 2 Lines at the same angle yet C has 4 lines at the same angle? What a truely bizare question

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dinglebin;6230338

Question 29 - I'm not sure I get the answers given above. Are people … Question 29 - I'm not sure I get the answers given above. Are people saying that 'C' is the odd 1 out because A and B have 3 lines at the same angle. D and E have 2 Lines at the same angle yet C has 4 lines at the same angle? What a truely bizare question

Haha that's what I thought when I first saw it and it doesn't help that you only have 30 seconds to answer each question!

flyingflea;6230376

Haha that's what I thought when I first saw it and it doesn't help that … Haha that's what I thought when I first saw it and it doesn't help that you only have 30 seconds to answer each question!

I still don't think that is the right answer because A nd B have a different number of same angled lines to D and E so effectively they are different. To have an odd one out don't you need to have the others the same? In this case 4 the same and 1 different. My brain hurts.

Have you got anymore though coz I need to keep my brain active?

Well I got 21 right, no idea if my thinking was correct or not though, lol

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dinglebin;6230406

I still don't think that is the right answer because A nd B have a … I still don't think that is the right answer because A nd B have a different number of same angled lines to D and E so effectively they are different. To have an odd one out don't you need to have the others the same? In this case 4 the same and 1 different. My brain hurts.Have you got anymore though coz I need to keep my brain active?

I'm just about to pop out but I'll put a few more up tonight / tomorrow which I'm struggling with. There are 21 sections to complete altogether and I've only done 5 today (each section has about 30 questions).

With question 21, I chose B as the odd one out because of the mathmatical symbols where A, C and D have (respectively) epsilon (can mean a small positive quantity), plus and greater than symbols whereas B has the symbol for number.

I'm not sure about question 29 though...

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Here's a couple more I got wrong:

I'll give answers after an hour or so.

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D and C

D for question 21, as they are symetrical, i.e. one set of shapes each side of two middle shapes, whereas D is not.

C for question 29 as the others are 4 short sticks with one long one, whereas C is 4 long sticks with one short one

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Question 8 is B
Question 10 is D

I make that A for the hook lowest horizontal pull

21. c, cos it's the only one not to feature a letter from the alphabet.

29. c, only one with 4 parallel lines.

A, cos it pulls most downward.

2, cos it looks like it's got least amount of wheel touching the tarmac.

Ok I reckon I got this with a valid answer for both.

Question 8 - The answer is 'A' because te higher the hook the less tension between it and the shelf as the rope absorbs more of the weight as the rope will be longer. Also the higher you go with the hook the angle becomes more acute with the shelf meaning less tension.

Question 10 - Car 3 is most likely to slip as it will have to turn its wheel more to navigate the bend, Car 1 will only have to turn its wheel slightly to make the bend as the natural camber in the road will force the car round naturally.

Im probably worng with both and it took me about 5 mins to come to the conclusion so I would be way over the time limit permitted. Whats the Answers?

Jumpingphil;6231063

D can also be flipped and the symbols would look the same.:thumbsup:

Nope :thumbsup: :-D

Not sure about the second set of Q's

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dinglebin;6239926

Im probably worng with both and it took me about 5 mins to come to the … Im probably worng with both and it took me about 5 mins to come to the conclusion so I would be way over the time limit permitted. Whats the Answers?

Q8) a
Q10) c

I'm just about to sit a few more tests this evening, care for any more?

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Jumpingphil;6242786

I still think the answer to Q10 depends on the speed they are … I still think the answer to Q10 depends on the speed they are going.:thumbsup:

Well as they're supposed to be "racing cars", one would assume they are going at some considerable speed. Therefore, the force applied to the car on the inside will be the greatest when going round a corner.

You could also say it depended on what surface they were racing on, if it was oil slicks then surely the outside car would be most likely to slide down the slope!! :roll:

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Jumpingphil;6243797

What, like I said in post #33 you mean.:roll::roll::roll:

Haha yeah... exactly like you said in post #33 :-D

flyingflea;6242633

Q10) c

Depends how tight the corner is, if it was really tight then that would be the most likely to slip. Imagine taking the short route, it would be a really tight corner and liable to slip, whereas the outside route would be a less tight route therefore less liable to slippage.

flyingflea;6242633

Answers:Q8) aQ10) cI'm just about to sit a few more tests this evening, … Answers:Q8) aQ10) cI'm just about to sit a few more tests this evening, care for any more?

Nice 1 - I got them both right for the right reasons too...

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Jumpingphil;6250070

And what reason might that be?I didn't think a definitive reason has been … And what reason might that be?I didn't think a definitive reason has been posted yet.:thumbsup:

Yeah don't at me, I just have the answers without explanations :oops: