25 Oct 2017

States and symbols - No cheating and looking it up! How many US states have two letter postal abbreviations that are also symbols for elements on the periodic table?

Submitted by Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
0-4
0% (0 votes)
5-9
28% (5 votes)
10-14
33% (6 votes)
15-19
17% (3 votes)
20-24
11% (2 votes)
25-29
6% (1 vote)
30-34
0% (0 votes)
35-39
0% (0 votes)
40-45
0% (0 votes)
46-50
6% (1 vote)
Total votes: 18

Comments

Wow, as of this moment, 11% of the votes are for the 46-50 range. ;-)

SInce state abbreviations are all two capital letters, and the elements are all either one capital letter or one capital and one lower case letter, seems like the answer should be zero...unless we are allowed to split up the abbreviations. Is that what you have in mind?