The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your ability to work under timed conditions.
If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question. You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time.
Which of the shapes below is the odd one out and doesn’t fit well with the others?
a) b) c) d) e)
First, we need to look for something that four of the shapes have in common.
All of the images are made up of a trapezium with an arrow cutting through the shape.
It is always a useful idea to look at the direction of a shape in questions like this.
What do you notice about the direction that the arrow is pointing in each image?
In images a, c, d and e the arrow is pointing towards the same side of the trapezium (the short side), whereas in image b it is pointing to a different side (the long side).
This means that image b is the odd one out.
Now it's time to begin this practice exercise. Good luck!