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Word Scramble - U.S. States

Beat the clock to unscramble the names of these American states. The answers change every time!
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: August 31, 2018
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First submittedSeptember 23, 2013
Times taken394,070
Average score80.0%
Rating4.95
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Scramble
State
sebaanrk
Nebraska
asnaksar
Arkansas
msuoriis
Missouri
misiisspips
Mississippi
wiiaah
Hawaii
vnaade
Nevada
oilnliis
Illinois
Scramble
State
iatgnsowhn
Washington
faroldi
Florida
amlaaab
Alabama
taoamnn
Montana
hooi
Ohio
knsasa
Kansas
oiwa
Iowa
Scramble
State
tuha
Utah
wmiogny
Wyoming
vaiiring
Virginia
enukkcyt
Kentucky
etvmorn
Vermont
sxtae
Texas
100 Recent Comments
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Level 33
May 12, 2016
Ugh, couldn't think of Maryland. But I like how Ohio isn't scrambled at all.
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Level 43
May 12, 2016
I was lucky to get Oregon spelled out
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Level 21
May 12, 2016
Finished with time to spare! Not bad for a Canadian. ;)
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Level 36
May 12, 2016
20/20 with 1:14 left
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Level 63
May 14, 2016
i always miss massachussets as i always get the spelling wrong
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Level 75
Oct 22, 2018
Think of it as large groups of sneezes - "mass achoo sets" and then change the oo to u and add a t...actually that may be harder to remember than the actual spelling. Never mind.
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Level 66
Mar 15, 2021
This didn't age well for me...
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Level 51
May 15, 2016
I didn't get Minnesota. I LIVE in Minnesota.
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
It's a hard one to unscramble.
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Level 36
May 25, 2024
for some reason its missing the second n for minnesota
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Level 56
May 16, 2016
Haha one of the "scrambled" states on my test was "idaho." That was a tough one!
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Level 23
Jun 11, 2016
20 with 1:23 remaining. I hope no one missed Arizona since it isn't scrambled. :-)
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Level 46
Apr 16, 2018
The answers change ever time!
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Level 45
Oct 25, 2016
1:13 remaining on my first try
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Level 82
Nov 1, 2016
Much easier than countries or cities.
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Level 82
Nov 1, 2016
"Airzona", huh? Nup. I got nothing. No idea.
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
Please buckle up and prepare for Flight 048 from Tucson to Phoenix. Complementary drinks and snacks will be offered. Thank you for choosing to fly with Airzona. We will take off shortly.
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Level 58
Nov 17, 2016
Some are easier than others. The first time i got them all with 15 seconds left, this last time i did it with 1 minute 20 seconds left.
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Level 47
Nov 21, 2016
1:09 left, not too shabby.
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Level 51
Dec 12, 2016
1.10 left, first try, from NZ, and the typing was a bit better on this one
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Level 31
Jan 26, 2017
15/20 on my first go. Damn you for giving me Massachusetts and Tennessee.
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Level 31
Jan 26, 2017
On my first go Ohio was scrambled into 'Ohio'.
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Level 23
Feb 2, 2017
missed georgia and indiana
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2017
Mississippi was spelt exactly right on mine :)
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Level 63
Mar 1, 2017
20/20 with 1:20 remaining!
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Level 34
May 9, 2017
hmmm...I am hoping everyone gets "Utah"
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Level 35
Jun 3, 2017
OMG I got anime
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Level 39
Jun 14, 2017
Ohio and Iowa are spelt the same way in the quiz
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2017
I hope everyone who is American and took this quiz got 100%, unless you are just a really horrible typer.
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Level 19
Jul 2, 2017
20/20 2mins remaining just enough to be born.
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2017
If you get the odd chance Massachusetts is not scrambled you should win $10. I'll bet the odds are miniscule.
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Level 22
Aug 14, 2017
100% with 0:19 seconds left - wow!! (considering I am English and I cannot do unscrambling for toffee!!)
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Level 47
Sep 13, 2017
Boom. 100% w/ a full minute left.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2017
just got illinois wasn't scrambled lol
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2017
Indiana wasn't scrambled!
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Level 33
Nov 10, 2017
20/20, cool! Nevada took me some seconds tho... As a european it's nice to learn so much about America through jetpunk.
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Level 50
Nov 14, 2017
got everything but my own state
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2018
20/20 with 4 seconds left and I got Oklahoma at the last second
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2018
Think you know where the States of USA are? ….. try my "Walk the coast of USA quiz"……

here it is

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Level 56
Mar 18, 2018
1:14 remaining, i'm from spain :)
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Level 4
Apr 18, 2018
I got 18 out of 20
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Level 24
May 5, 2018
1:26 remaining. Wasn't that bad, though still trip-up-able.
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Level 4
May 6, 2018
Tried again and got them all
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Level 49
May 28, 2018
Got them all and I'm a British x
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Level 70
Jun 27, 2018
20/20
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Level 29
Jul 27, 2018
First clue was: "Ohio". I sat there for a few seconds wondering what else it could possibly be.
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Level 70
Jul 30, 2018
20/20 with a minute left 😉😉🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Level 66
Oct 22, 2018
I love these quizzes where the answers are scrambled randomly and you don't get the same ones every time. Makes it fun to take the quiz several times (also makes it harder to cheat). can regular users make this kind of quiz, or only Quizmaster?
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
It is now possible, but it was not in 2018. You can go to Step 1 in a Text quiz, click on the dropdown near "Random" (or something like that), and click Scramble.
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Level 69
Oct 22, 2018
wow 20/20 twice in a row, thought it'd be much more difficult.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2018
20/20 with 32 seconds left, and I'm not even American!
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Level 44
Oct 22, 2018
20/20 first try
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Level 82
Oct 22, 2018
Quite a bit easier than many similar quizzes.
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Level 94
Oct 23, 2018
1:34 remaining - has anyone bettered this time? Just to be clear, I am not trying to brag, just curious as to where I stand amongst those who can do this and also type reasonably quickly...
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
I finished with 1:38 remaining 😊
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Level 44
Oct 23, 2018
You all are excited over Ohio scrambles as Ohio or Texas as Texas. But what are the odds that I end up with Pennsylvania scrambled as Pennsylvania? On a side note, I got Mississippi as iimpisspiss.
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Level 92
Apr 26, 2021
If I did my math right, 1 chance in 39,916,800.

Imagine the letters are in a hat, and you need to choose them in the right order. At first there are 12 letters in the hat, and you need to pull a P, your chances are 1 in 12. If you get that, then you need to pull the E out of the remaining letters, chances of doing so are 1/11. Next you need to pull an N, but there are 3 in the remaining letters, so 3/10... and so forth. Formula is below.

1/(1/12 * 1/11 * 3/10 * 2/9 * 1/8 * 1/7 * 1/6 * 1/5 * 2/4 * 1/3 * 1/2 * 1/1)

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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
Alternatively, you could calculate it as following:

- There are 12! ways to randomly order Pennsylvania if all letters are distinguishable.

- There is only 1 way that works if all letters are distinguishable.

- Because there are 3 Ns and 2 As, there are 3! = 6 ways the Ns can be ordered and 2! = 2 ways the As can be ordered.

- Therefore, there are 6 * 2 = 12 ways when using distinguishable letters for every 1 way when common letters are indistinguishable.

- Our answer is 12 / 12! = 1 / 11! = 1 / 39916800. (This is the same answer plattitude got.)

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Level 54
Nov 10, 2018
Really thought number 3 was gonna be Nebraska lol
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2023
It's randomized. Your #3 is not the same #3 as the rest of the users.
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Level 35
Jan 23, 2019
20/20. Good for a Limey
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Level 15
Jan 26, 2019
finished with 1:07 left
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Level 67
May 8, 2019
Only missed 2, but I got the rest like instantly.
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Level 67
Jan 14, 2020
Rushed 19, stopped for a while on 1
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Level 40
Jul 17, 2019
I’m better at the one for Countries (O0F
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Level 29
Oct 7, 2019
I'm from Anacortes, Washington, and the only one I missed was Washington
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Level 45
Oct 23, 2019
I almost missed himcgnia. IM FROM HIMCGNIA
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Level 32
Feb 12, 2020
Finished after 0:36, and I'm not even American
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Level 43
May 21, 2020
I beat this first try without cheating, and I'm not American. I'm Canadian!
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Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
Finished with 1:38 remaining (first try); could have done faster if I typed more accurately.
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Level 25
Mar 6, 2021
I have gotten way to many times where Utah, Idaho, Iowa and Texas aren't scrambled
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Level 37
Mar 10, 2021
Finished with 1:11 remaining but am a slow typer.
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Level 52
Apr 15, 2021
i got baaaaml, perfect
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2021
hmm what could that be?
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Level 25
May 6, 2021
alabama
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Level 61
Apr 26, 2021
Iowa, hmmm what state is that? Gee, i dont know!
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Level 26
Apr 28, 2021
Ohio was mismatched as Ohio for me lol
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Level 42
Jul 9, 2021
Well, out of the 50 states, this quiz allows 20 random states, so the odds of Ohio showing up is 20/50, or 2/5.

Also, when 4 letters are scrambled there is a 1/24 chance of it being the same, but in Ohio's case it is doubled because of the two "O"'s in it's name. This means the odds are 1/12.

Multiplying the 2 fractions: 1/12*2/5=2/60. And we can simplify that by dividing each side by 2.

Equation: (2/60)/2=1/30.

1/30

There is a 1/30 chance for "Ohio" to be scrambled as "Ohio" on this quiz.

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Level 25
May 6, 2021
Got 20/20 with 59 seconds left
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Level 23
May 6, 2021
1:08 lets gooooo
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Level 68
Aug 19, 2021
Great! But did you better -- 1:24! =)
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2022
yeah I got 1:25!
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Level 42
Oct 6, 2021
bruh maine appeared as "anime" to me
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Level 43
Dec 28, 2021
I'm ashamed of myself. I missed MY OWN state. I got 17/20 and missed my home state.
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2022
At least make it hard, 20/20 on the first try
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Level 32
Apr 11, 2022
18/20 first try

Missed deleware and louisiana

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Level 20
Apr 17, 2022
@thailand I got girnaiiv
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Level 37
Jun 10, 2022
Fun! Missed Washington😑
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Level 37
Jun 13, 2022
Retry... 100%%%%%%
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Level 52
Nov 29, 2022
Alasak. Fun state
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2023
Don't know if it's just me, but my quiz does not accept the state, it accepts the scrambled version.
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2023
New record time of 26 seconds
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2023
This was a fun quiz and quite easy for me. I got 100% correct. My quizzes are harder, which is why they're never featured.

For most of these I just saw a letter that identified the state. Y for Wyoming, all the Cs in Connecticut, or the L in Louisiana.

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Level 38
Apr 18, 2023
Got everything perfectly but for some reason, Utah threw me off
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Level 23
Jun 28, 2023
Texas was scrambled!
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Level 49
Dec 7, 2023
for me maine was anime.
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Level 24
Jan 31, 2024
i was struggling on the misouri one lol
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Level 15
Apr 16, 2024
Lol I got delawear... what is it wearing???
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Level 15
Apr 16, 2024
I also just got sneesntee!
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Level 54
May 12, 2024
So basically "Have you heard of these U.S states before?"