Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams – Hidden / Embedded Figures
Hidden / Embedded Figures
A figure (X) is said to be embedded in a figure Y, if figure Y contains figure (X) as its part. Thus problems on embedded figures contain a figure (X) followed by four complex figures in such a way that fig (X) is embedded in one of these. The figure containing the figure (X) is your answer.
Directions : In each of the following ex-amples, fig (X) is embedded in any one of the four alternative figures (a), (b), (c) or (d). Find the alternative which con¬tains fig. (X) as its part.
Solution . Clearly, fig. (X) is embedded fig. (b) as shown below :
Hence, the answer is (b)
- There may be some questions in which the question figure is not directly embedded in any of the answer figure. In these type of questions, change the orientation of question figure to find the correct answer figure.
- In some questions, the question figure embedded in two or more answer figures, then the most appropriate answer is that in which the question figure is embedded with least change in its orientation.