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Stellar Words (Posted on 2007-01-18) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The following words have something in common:

DERIDE, MADE, MAID, MAIL, MISDID, RIDE, WADE, WAIL

The following words have a different something in common:

ACCEPT, ACES, BABOON, PUSHUP, SICK, WOOF, WOOFER

The following list incorporates both ideas, but is also in a particular order:

HE, AM, ACID, ACES, AMAZES, OUTRIDE, ACTIVATE

Of the following, what word best fits as the next in sequence?:

CORRECT, CORRECTION, CORRECTLY, CORRECTNESS, CORRECTOR, CORRECTORS, or CORRECTS

  Submitted by Charlie    
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The first group of words can be formed by concatenating 2-letter postal state abbreviations. The second group can be formed by concatenating the symbols for chemical elements.

The last group uses both states and elements. They can be chosen in only one way, and if a digit 1 represents an element and a digit 0 represents a state, then the sequence is:

1, 1, 10, 11, 101, 1000, 1101

This is the Fibonacci series in binary. The next would be 10101, or three elements and two states, alternating. That's CORRECTS: Carbon, Oregon, Rhenium, Connecticut and Sulfur.

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  Subject Author Date
re: SolutionCharlie2007-03-27 14:13:39
SolutionSolutionDej Mar2007-03-26 03:12:43
AnswerJoe2007-03-25 08:39:59
Hints/Tipsre(2): Seconds on thatCharlie2007-01-26 12:09:45
re(2): Seconds on thatCharlie2007-01-23 16:31:52
Hints/Tipsre: Seconds on thatJyqm2007-01-23 12:18:59
Seconds on thatGamer2007-01-23 06:26:42
Some ThoughtsA startJyqm2007-01-22 16:03:31
Hints/TipsHint 2Charlie2007-01-22 11:45:08
Hints/TipsHintCharlie2007-01-20 12:19:53
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