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Non-Verbal Reasoning - Codes

Which code matches the pattern at the end?

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  1. In these types of questions, you need to work out the letter codes for the example shapes given and then apply them to work out the answer.
  2. Each letter of the code is represented by a different pattern, this could be shape, colour, direction, fill pattern, or position.
  3. Look at all of the letters for the code individually, starting with the first one. Two of the shapes start with the letter X and both of these have arrows facing up whereas the others do not. Therefore, the first letter of the code relate to the direction of the arrow.
  4. For the second letter of the codes, shapes 1 and 3 have the letter A, while shapes 2 and 4 have the letter B. Shapes 1 and 3 have a square at the end of the arrow, while shapes 2 and 4 have a circle at the end of the arrow. Therefore, the second letter of the code relates to the shapes at the end of the arrow.
  5. For the third letter, shapes 1 and 4 have the letter P, while shapes 2 and 3 have the letter R. The fill colour for the small shape at the end of the arrow for 1 and 4 is white, whereas for shapes 2 and 3, the colour is black. Therefore, the last letter of the code concerns fill colour.
  6. Look at the pattern that needs its code working out. The arrow is pointing down, with a square at the end of it and the fill is black. Therefore the code is Z (as the arrow points down) A (the shape is a square) R (the fill is black), i.e. ZAR.

    REMEMBER: these are beginner tips, so if you know the answer after you’ve read the question then you don’t have to follow these steps.

 
 
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