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Series teasers are where you try to complete the sequence of a series of letters, numbers or objects.

 

Puzzle ID:#475
Fun:** (2.07)
Difficulty:*** (2.8)
Category:Series
Submitted By:Mr. GAus*****

 

 

 



What are the next three numerals in this series...
8, 12, 9, 7, 11, 13, 8, __, __, __...



Answer

The numerals represent the number of letters in the first ten states` name, listed in the order of their joining the union.
So the next three numerals are
13, 12, 8.
The states are: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia...

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Comments

Rowsdower**
Jan 04, 2004

Clever idea, but very hard without more info.!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 29, 2006

that was terrific Mr. G, but so hard! A stumper! lol
great teaser thanks
keveffect1*us*
Mar 07, 2006

Because of the 50 Quarters thing I knew the answer right after I read the hint
calmsaviorAus*
May 19, 2006

awesome!
QrystalAca**
Aug 02, 2006

I knew what the answer would be after reading the hint, but didn't care enough to look up the states in the order they joined ... (hi, from Canada!)
xdbtcpAus*
Aug 22, 2013

Agree with Qrystal (and from the US)



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