1.

What comes next?

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**B**: The inner hexagon is being dismantled one side at a time working anticlockwise, while the outer hexagon is being constructed one side at a time working clockwise;

2.** **

**100, 97.4, 94.8, ?, 89.6, 87** What number should replace the question mark?

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**92.2**: Deduct 2.6 at each stage

3.

Start at one of the four corner letters and spiral clockwise round the perimeter, finishing at the centre letter to spell out a nine-letter word. You must provide the missing letters.

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DISAPPEAR

4. Which number is the odd one out?

**9654 4832 5945 7642 7963 8216 3649**

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**3649**: In all the others multiply the first two digits together to produce the number formed by the last two digits

5. Which two words are closest in meaning?

**Qualified, practicable, puissant, feasible, mundane, fine**

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Practicable, feasible;

6. Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that have a connection

(analogy) with the words in capitals and relate to them in the same way.

FIRST (second, next, last)

PENULTIMATE (last, third, previous)

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second, last

7. Find five consecutive numbers below that total 23.

**6 2 9 3 4 7 2 9 3 2 6 4 9 1 2**

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72932

8.

Draw the missing figure in the above sequence.

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Vertical lines turn dotted, one at a time at each stage. One horizontal line is added at each stage, and the previous lines become dotted.

9. Which word in brackets is most opposite to the word in capitals?

SLEEK (sordid, unimaginative, disorderly, dishevelled, oblique)

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Dishevelled

10.

What number should replace the question mark?

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**1417**: 42 ÷ 3 = 14, 51 ÷ 3 = 17

11. Change one letter only in each of the words below to produce a familiar phrase.

AND FEEL SO TIE WIRE

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ADD FUEL TO THE FIRE

12. Which is the odd one out?

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**E**: The rest are the same figure rotated

13.

What number should replace the question mark?

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7: The numbers round the centre increase by seven (in the others they increase by three and five respectively);

14.

5862 is to 714

and 3498 is to 1113

and 9516 is to 156

therefore 8257 is to ?

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157: 7 + 8 = 15, 2 + 5 = 7

15.

Which is the missing tile?

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**B**: Looking across an outer circle is removed, looking down an outer circle is added.

16. Mohair is to wool as shantung is to: silk, cotton, linen, nylon, fabric

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**Silk**

17.

Place the numbers 1–6 into the circles, one number per circle, so that:

The sum of the numbers 4 and 1, and all the numbers between them total 12.

The sum of the numbers 4 and 6, and all the numbers between them total 21.

The sum of the numbers 2 and 1, and all the numbers between them total 8.

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425136 or 631524

18.

What comes next in the above sequence?

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SKYSCR(APE)R

19.

Which arc is missing?

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**D**: Looking across, the dot in the top left-hand quarter moves to the opposite corner, the dot in the top right-hand quarter moves one corner anticlockwise at each stage, the dot in the bottom left-hand quarter moves between the top two corners, and the dot in the bottom right-hand quarter moves one corner clockwise at each stage

20. Which four bits can be joined together to form two words that have opposite meanings?

ERT, UCE, DES, END, EXP, EAR, AND, SIP, RED, GOS

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**C**: The first three arcs are being repeated; and the position of the arc shifts 180°.