I think the answer to #1 could hide the secret of the Universe...
may I ask at members who attempt to answer, if not random, kindly to include a short/simple explanation to why it is, so that I/we may get it too, if possible
sorry your answer makes less sense to me, than the riddle itself. I can see there are specific patterns in the way the dots are placed, but I can't figure out how the ones outside are + and the others -.
if anything, personally, I'd rule out G, and H,B,C too. would you mind explaining further
Lol, Sorry about that, maybe I should have made myself a little clearer. The first 3 on top and the 3 in the middle are there for you to kind of know what the pattern is. If you pay attention, you see that you have to do the math horizontally and looking at it again, you could also solve it vertically. The first one on top -1 + -1 = -2, the middle one -1 + 3 = 2 and again the last one -2 + 2 = 0. Get it now? Thought it was actually pretty straightforward. I have no clue how I decided to make the ones outside + and the ones inside -....it just works for me and seems like the most logical choice if you ask me.
As a side note. You can't get too distracted by the visual aspect too much. That's how you tend to get "stumped," If you relied solely on the visual pattern and expected, for instance, one dot to end up on the same place on the next circle you would never solve the problem.
Edited by Nanashi - 10/22/10 at 4:53pm