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There are two letters (one a vowel and one a consonant) at least one of which appears in each state name except for 3 states.

Can you name the two letters and the three states that don't include either of these letters.

(See the sorts of things I learn while reading Readers Digest while waiting for my haircut appointment?  :nodhead:  )

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Inebriation, confusion and humiliation

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"A" and "N" with the three states being Ohio, Missiouri and Mississippi?

Having guessed that, I am not sure I can even name all 50 states off the top of my head

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Just now, Zephyr said:

"A" and "N" with the three states being Ohio, Missiouri and Mississippi?

Having guessed that, I am not sure I can even name all 50 states off the top of my head

Disregard that..., I just realized New York already messed that up

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3 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

Disregard that..., I just realized New York already messed that up

You were correct the first time.  The two letters are A and N - and New York has an "n".    You were right on the three exceptions. :nodhead:

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Just now, Kirby said:

You were correct the first time.  The two letters are A and N - and New York has an "n".    You were right on the three exceptions. :nodhead:

So I was even wrong about being wrong.  Welcome to my life in a nut shell

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9 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

So I was even wrong about being wrong.  Welcome to my life in a nut shell

You spelled Nut’s Hell wrong

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It looks like A and N are correct.   But they are in only 36 and 33 states respectively.

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state letter.xlsx

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Interesting. I was thinking those two, but was going individually instead of both at once so it wasn’t working. 

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opps... hey it was 1:00AM, and I was tired.   Here are the 3 states.  So @Zephyr was indeed correct.

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I guessed correctly (in my head), but didn't get a chance to verify quickly.  I like the spreadsheet approach, though :)

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8 hours ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

Interesting. I was thinking those two, but was going individually instead of both at once so it wasn’t working. 

You were correct.  A state had to have either an A or an N in it's name.  And I had no clue you could do a spreadsheet for this ! :dontknow:

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22 minutes ago, Kirby said:

I had no clue you could do a spreadsheet for this !

When I retired...  one of the gifts I received was a T-shirt with the slogan 'I have a spreadsheet for that' on the front of the shirt.  I had a great team... 

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Yes.

As you can see, I am the only person to respond to the sole question in the OP. I have no idea what the rest of you people are doing but I think you should keep doing it.

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6 hours ago, donkpow said:

Yes.

As you can see, I am the only person to respond to the sole question in the OP. I have no idea what the rest of you people are doing but I think you should keep doing it.

What kind of spreadsheet did you use to come up with that answer?

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12 hours ago, Square Wheels said:

What kind of spreadsheet did you use to come up with that answer?

It's custom software of my own design. Lots of binary and digital type things.

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