All military flight aptitude tests have at least some portion dedicated to measuring your ability to understand and visualize abstract perceptions and depth dimensions and to make inferences about hidden information based on known details, angles, and distances.

Hidden figure questions evaluate your ability to look at a figure and then identify that figure hidden within a complex drawing. In these problems, you see a series of five lettered drawings followed by five numbered complex drawings.

Each of these complex drawings contains exactly one of the simple drawings; your challenge is to identify which lettered drawing matches up with which complex drawing. You have 8 minutes to answer 15 questions, so don’t spend too much time on any one drawing.

Remember that the simple drawing always appears in the same size and with the same three-dimensional details relative to the position in the complex drawing as it does in the answer choices. To help you see through the clutter in the complex drawings, try focusing on the simple drawing and then immediately transferring your focus onto the complex picture to see whether the image pops out at you.

Check out these examples to help you get the hang of finding hidden figures. First, check out five types of figures you can expect to be asked to find in a collection of lines and angles.


The following images are examples of all three parts of hidden figure questions: the simple drawing, the complex picture, and the answer revealed.

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