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# Which came first?

What are the next three numerals in this series...

8, 12, 9, 7, 11, 13, 8, __, __, __...

8, 12, 9, 7, 11, 13, 8, __, __, __...

### Hint

It`s a stately affair!### 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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