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Q What determined the order in which the states in Column A are listed? What determined the order in which the states in Column B are listed?

 
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Column A
Ohio
Idaho
Hawaii
Indiana
Arkansas
New Mexico
Washington
Mississippi
West Virginia
North Carolina
Column B
Ohio
Oregon
New York
Kansas
South Dakota
Arkansas
South Carolina
Arizona
Alaska
Alabama


 
A Column A:Each state name has one letter more than the state above it.

Column B:The last letter in the first state's name is the first letter in the second state's name, and the last letter in the second state's name is the first letter in the third state's name, and so on.