I'm am about to present the definition of fluid thinking, followed by 2 simple exercises that are used to test fluid thinking. Fluid thinking supposedly peaks when people are in their late teens and 20s, and declines throughout adulthood.
If you want more of a challenge skip the following definition, though I don't think it will help much:
My friend (much older), who gave these to me could not get either one, which kinda makes sense since fluid thinking is supposed to peak in late teens or 20s. I got the first one rather quickly, though the second is much much harder I thought. You are supposed to get these within 2 min for testing, but I couldn't get the second one at all, infact it took me 1/2 an hour, after I knew what the right answer was from a key, to simply justify/prove the correct answer to the second one.Definition 1: Fluid intelligence is flexible reasoning used to draw inferenceces and understand relations between concepts. It is made up of those basic mental abilities - inductive reasoning, abstract thinking, analysis. and the like - that are required for processing new ideas or facts about any subjecy.
Definition 2: Fluid intelligence: Those types of basic intelligence that make learning of all sorts quick and thorough. Underling abilities suck as short-term memory, abstract thought, and speed of thinking are usually considered part of fluid intellegence.
I won't say more about my solution for it, but i figure if any group of people would be the best fluid thinkers it would be programmers. Please say how you got the answer, especially on 2! heh I want to know if I pulled the answer outta thin air or if my method is right . (I do have the correct answers from key)
Good luck and don't spend too much time on this....Also you might not want to read the posts below this cause I'm sure people will get the answers and post them (duh!)
Complete the next letter in the sequence:
B D A C Z B Y A ?
Problem 2 (hard one):
Complete the next number in the sequence:
4 5 6 3 4 5 2 3 4 5 6 ?
Answeres given away below!