Abstract Reasoning Compound Rules

UKCAT Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules

Sometimes an abstract reasoning question will be based around two simple rules, which when combined in different ways give a compound rule for set A and set B. Example 1: Which is the odd one out?

3 circles 4 circles

short line long line

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Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules Example 2: What are the two simple rules? rectangles & squares only includes triangle points to black points to white ©James Mungall. 2011 .

2011 .Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules Question 1 Question 2 ©James Mungall.

Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules Question 3 Question 4 ©James Mungall. 2011 .

Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules Question 5 Question 6 ©James Mungall. 2011 .

A. A. For set B. For set B. If the arrows are pointing up and to the right. Question 3: A. in set B there will be a right angle. Question 4: B. B Set A has three dots if arrows are both pointing up or 10 dots if one arrow is pointing up and one pointing down. A. the rule is the other way around. but not in set A. B If the arrows are pointing to the left and down. B. but not in set B. A. B. B Set A has a black square if the circles are all separated and a white square if some of the circles have paired up. A. 2011 . B Set A has a clockwise arrow if the triangles are in a single straight row of 3 and an anticlockwise arrow otherwise. in set A there will be a right angle in one of the arrows. For set B. Question 2: B. A.Abstract Reasoning – Compound Rules Answers Question 1: A. neither. Set B has either circles overlapping or squares overlapping. neither. A. Quesiton 5: A. A. ©James Mungall. the square is black if there are pairs of circles and white if all circles are separate. the rule is the other way around. B. A Set A has circles overlapping and squares overlapping or none overlapping. neither. neither.

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