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Boys and Girls
Q What determined the order of girls' and boys' names in the lists below?

Girls: Heather, Ellen, Laura, Anne, Nancy

Boys: Andy, Ted, Mike, Dick, Vic

A In the list of girls' names, the second letter of each name is the first letter of the next. In the list of boys' names, the second-to-last letter in each name is the last letter of the following name.

STRATEGY: Look for a pattern