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US states - most distant connect

Start from the US state that is furthest from any other (as measured from geographical centre to geographical centre). Then for each successive answer, name the most distant state that hasn't already been named.
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Last updated: February 2, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 2, 2022
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State
Hawaii
Maine
Alaska
Florida
Washington
Rhode Island
California
Massachusetts
Oregon
New Hampshire
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Nevada
Connecticut
Arizona
Vermont
Idaho
New Jersey
Utah
Delaware
Montana
South Carolina
State
Wyoming
Maryland
New Mexico
New York
Colorado
Pennsylvania
Texas
Virginia
North Dakota
North Carolina
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South Dakota
Georgia
Minnesota
Louisiana
Michigan
Oklahoma
West Virginia
Nebraska
Alabama
Wisconsin
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Mississippi
Iowa
Tennessee
Kansas
Ohio
Arkansas
Indiana
Missouri
Kentucky
Illinois
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Level 52
Feb 2, 2022
great quick
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Level 89
Feb 2, 2022
Great idea!
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2023
Are you sure that the order is correct? Rhode Island being as early as it is seems odd.
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
It's not impossible that I made a mistake in my calculations, of course, but I wouldn't have posted the quiz if I didn't have confidence in them! Distances between geometric centres of irregular shapes, when projected from a sphere onto a flat surface, can be counterintuitive.
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Level 80
Feb 20, 2023
I rechecked my script, and I am very confident that the order is indeed correct. Rhode Island is 3862km from the previous answer; the next-furthest state is 3815km.
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2023
I was surprised by it too, but remember that this is the distance to the state's geographic center, not to its closest or furthest point.
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Level 62
Feb 18, 2023
Great quiz. Question: Towards the end, it seems like the order in which you name the states matters, but it doesn't seem to at the beginning. Is that right?
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2023
Not really sure what you mean? The states can only be entered in order.
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Level 44
Feb 18, 2023
This has gotta be one of the most unique quizzes I've seen on the whole site. Keep up the great work!
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2023
Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
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Level 75
Feb 19, 2023
I'm not understanding how Maine can be higher on this list than Alaska. Some quick eyeballing, it looks like the center of Maine is about 200 miles from the center of New Hampshire, while the center of Alaska is an order of magnitude more, at like 2000 miles from the center of Washington. What am I missing?
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2023
Maine is the state most distant from the preceding answer. The next answer is the state furthest from Maine that hasn't already been named, and so on.
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Level 91
Dec 30, 2023
Please update the instructions to make it clear that the next answer is the state whose center is most distant from the center of the previous answer. The way the instructions currently read, it seems like you are looking for the state that hasnt' been named whose center is farthest from any other state. (Hence the confusion over the Maine and Rhode Island answers above.)
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Level 65
Dec 30, 2023
I was baffled too. I didn't understand the order of the answers. Finally, I read the comments and then I understood. Please consider updating and specifying the instructions.