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Odd Man Out

Last updated date: 22nd Mar 2024
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Introduction to Odd Man Out

To play this game, you'll need a group of four objects (or four words), and you'll ask students to decide which one stands out from the others in the group due to its distinctive qualities or attributes. This is one of the most important topics, it is directly related to many industries. As it checks on your intelligence as well as the presence of your mind, these are the most important things in solving real-world problems. We will get to find the odd things concerning different environments.

You'll need a set of four objects (or four words) for this game, and the students will have to choose which one stands out from the others in the group owing to its unique characteristics or properties.

Let’s Start This Chapter With Some Basic Examples

1. Find the odd one in these things (Odd man out examples):

  • 3, 6, 7, 9

  • Apple, mango, potato, banana

  • Earth, Saturn, venus, mars

Here, in the first case, 7 is the odd one because it is the only number that isn’t divisible by 3. In the second case, potato is the only vegetable And in the third case, Saturn is the only planet that has rings.

So, here what we learn is that we have to find the difference according to the environment in which all the elements are.

Find the Odd One Out Numbers:

1. Find the odd one.

      2, 4, 8, 10, 16

Ans: Here, 10 is the odd one because all rest are in some power of 2.

2. Find the odds.

      12, 13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 27, 30

Ans: Solution, 12+1=13+2=15+3=18+4=22+5=27+6=33.

         25 and 30 are the odds.

3. Find the odds,

      15, 25, 99, 45, 50, 125, 65

Ans:The solution, 99 is the only number not divisible by 5.

So, here we see that the basic maths properties are mostly used to frame these questions. Like prime numbers, even-odd, multiplication, e.t.c.

Series Tricks

Now let’s move to some tricks-based questions. Which have limited types of profiles.

Here we will have a series of numbers and you have to identify what the missing one is.

1. Find the missing one:

       2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, ___, 512

(Hint: all the numbers are increasing power of 2.)

2. Find the missing one:

      11, 13, 17, 23, ___

(Hint: Prime numbers)

3. Find the missing one:

       9, 16, 25, 36, ___, 64, 81, 100

(Hint: Series square)

Odd Man Out Examples in English:

 Chose the Related Word


  • Red

  • Indigo

  • Olive

  • Yellow

(Hint: Olive isn’t in the rainbow.)

Pick the Word that doesn't fit:

  • Cease

  • Launch

  • Initiate

  • Commence

(Hint: Cease means to stop)

Pick odd out:

  • Cauliflower


  • Ladyfinger


  • Apple


  • Bringle


Pick the odd out

  • Car


  • Train


  • Bus


  • Aeroplane


Ans: Aeroplane 

Solved Questions

1. Find the odds.

    2, 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 , 13 , 14 , 16

Ans: 13 is the odds because all the numbers are multiple of 2 except 13.

2. Find the odds,

    331, 482, 551, 263, 383, 362, 28

Ans: 28 is odd because all the numbers are three digits except 28.

3. Light are not related to

  • Bright

  • Glow

  • Shadow

  • Sound

Ans:  Sound is nowhere related to Light.


Relations can be seen in words, pictures, or in many ways. For this game, you'll need a collection of four items (or words), and the students will have to decide which one stands out from the others in the group due to its special qualities or traits.

FAQs on Odd Man Out

1. Which cases stand out as being unusual?

Unique thing or person that is maintained separate from others in a group or set: Identify the odd-looking number in the following sequence. She didn't have many friends, therefore she was frequently the odd one out at school.

2. Which word gets an extra point?

The word "important" stands out from the other three since they all have the same meaning, which is "of little or no importance."

3. How is it helpful in your attention and focus?

It improves attention and focus, as whenever you are searching for any odds you have to look out for the differences. Hence your focus for that.

4. How does it improve the presence of the mind?

It improves the presence of mind and identification skills, as whenever you identify any series you have to focus and should use the mathematical properties. Thus it improves the presence of the mind too.