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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:37 pm 
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On DCs VR practise paper (no answer sheet) there is the following letter sequence:
DWL MEX YNF GZO :?:

Can't work out the next sequence?

Help please :oops: Thanks :)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:47 pm 
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I know the first letter of the next sequence is P.
The first letter of the next sequence follows on from the last letter of the previous one.

Just need a few more hours to work out the rest.
Just spotted the next pattern.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:58 pm 
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If you write the sequences vertically instead of horizontally it's easier to spot the pattern.
So

D W L
M E X
Y N F
G Z O
P H A

I think.
I have never before seen one like this so I'm not sure what the 'quick' strategy would be.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:14 pm 
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KS10 wrote:
If you write the sequences vertically instead of horizontally it's easier to spot the pattern.
So

D W L
M E X
Y N F
G Z O
P H A

I think.
I have never before seen one like this so I'm not sure what the 'quick' strategy would be.

:shock: :shock: :shock: now you've set it out like that I can see a pattern but would wonder how a DC would be able to do that in a test without the help of the lovely colours to make it stand out!

Perhaps there is another way ... hope they don't have many of those in the paper!!!! :evil:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:25 pm 
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I used colour because it was easier than a wordy explanation (you saw my first attempt). :lol:
Maybe using arrows to show the diagonal pattern? Tbh, I think that once DC know this type of question exists, they probably spot it quickly. What does Patricia's sticky say?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:32 pm 
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Can't see anything on Patricia's sticky ...

Patricia, font of all VR knowledge - your advice is needed :D

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Not seen one like this for a long time!

Where does it come from? Not a stock 21 type of question.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

DWL MEX YNF GZO

1st letter plus 1 = 2nd letter of next set
2nd letter plus 1 = 3rd letter of next set
3rd letter plus 1 = 1st letter of next set

G plus 1 = H[second letter]
Z plus 1 = A [third letter]
O plus 1 = P [first letter]

answer = PHA

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:34 am 
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Wow!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:49 am 
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:shock: ... as they say 'Forewarned is forearmed!'

Patricia, showed my DC your explanation, the response " wow, she's like really clever!" :D (obviously mum's not then :roll: :lol:)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:51 pm 
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I have been teaching VR for so long that I can just spot patterns!

I also see compound words and hidden 4 letter words when reading the newspaper or a book.

How sad is that!

Where did you find this question Heartmum?

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