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Problem
Number
The Answer
1.) Square the number of letters in Dirksen.
DSOB
2.) Square the number of letters in Hart.
HSOB
3.) Square the number of letters in Russell.
RSOB
4.) Total the first three figures.
right!
5.) Number of characters in Washington, D.C. (the word, not the city).
It's full of characters....
6.) Subtract item 5 from item 4, then add 1.
Number of people in the U.S. Senate.
7.) Square the number of letters in Cannon.
CHOB
8.) Square the number of letters in Longworth.
LHOB
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Number
The Answer
9.) Square the number of letters in Rayburn.
RHOB
10.) Add items 7, 8, and 9, and multiply by 3.
good!
11.) Number of characters in Pierre L'Enfant
yes!
12.) Subtract item 11 from item 10.
got it!
13.) Square the number of letters in Capitol.
correct!
14.) Subtract item 13 from item 12.
Number of people in the U.S. House of Representatives.
15.) 1 x 2 x 3
Number of non-voting delegates.
16.) Add items 6, 14, and 15.
Bingo -- Number of People in the 111th Congress!
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