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Here is a list of birds:
Is the missing bird:
Rhode Island Red
The birds are state birds of the United States, arranged by decreasing order of the number of states having that bird as the state bird. Seven states have the Cardinal, six have the Western Meadowlark, five have the Mockingbird, four have either the Bluebird or Mountain Bluebird, three (Wisconsin, Michigan, and Connecticut) have the Robin, two have the Eastern Goldfinch, and one (Maryland, of course) has the Baltimore Oriole as their state birds.
All the other birds listed are the state birds of only one or two states.
Comments on this teaser
|Posted by ccccc||10/14/02|
|how do u answer the question|
|Posted by dewtell||10/15/02|
|I generally work them out with pencil and paper,
and then check to see if I got it right (or what
the answer was if I finally gave up). Or are you
asking how you would figure out this particular question?
For that, if you were stuck, I think looking up
some of the birds in an encyclopedia might give
you a clue to spot the pattern, which is why the hint
suggests that might be helpful.|
|Posted by electronjohn||01/29/03|
|Very good, and hard teaser. I would have thought only one bird per state would be allowed.|
|Posted by dewtell||01/30/03|
|Thanks. Every state does have only one bird.
However, multiple states can have the same
bird, since it is up to each state which
bird they choose. I came up with this
teaser after noticing the cool progression
in my son's sticker chart of "Birds of the US States."
Hmmm (counting birds)... 7... 6... 5... 4 (sort of) ... 3...
there must be some way of turning this into
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