Everyone sees the Google logo on a daily basis, but how many actually remember what it looks like? Which one of these logos below is the real one? Once you have read through to the bottom, you will be able to easily answer this question. I will walk through the thought process I initially took to determine the pattern; you may also skip to the last section to view the end result.
Before continuing this process, I will need to introduce a basic concept regarding colors.
We now have a partial ordering: we know that yellow can't appear in the 4th, 5th, or 6th letter, and green can't appear in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd letter. We also know that each color can only appear at most once per 3 letter section. The last observation, which will complete our analysis, is as follows: within each section, the order of colors appear in alphabetical order.
If we create the list of colors from that pattern, we will get: blue, red, yellow, blue, green, red. Anytime we wish to recall the colors, we can recall the pattern and re-construct the list from there, a process which is much easier than memorizing the colors directly.
If you made it to the end, thanks for reading!
This page was last updated on 10/27/2021
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