I’ve recently read the book Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.
It’s a very interesting book which Iwon’t go into here as this post is about a puzzle within the book that is supposedly from a Raven’s IQ test.
This puzzle as the book says is a bit of a challenge and the likes of Chris Langan with a very high IQ (195-210) could easily solve.
See a copy of the puzzle below. Have a go at trying to solve it first before looking at my answer below.
Getting frustrated or got a possible solution?
Can’t work out what the answer to the outliers puzzle is, then fear not, you can still impress your friends and tell them the answer but, you’ll need to go to the follwing page Outliers Solution and see the answer, or if you already have the answer and just want to check your solution against mine or provide another possible solution.
Hope you picked up a few IQ points along the way.