A closer look at the states in the USA might tell you that:

Indiana is in Alabama

Alabama is in Georgia

Georgia is in Minnesota

So what state is in Indiana?


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I hear that:


is in Indiana. Why? Because in each case:

the common 2-letter abbreviation of the state listed first appears as a substring of the name of the chemical element sharing its symbol with the state listed second.


Indiana (IN) is in "Alabama" (AL), which is ALUMINIUM;

Alabama (AL) is in "Georgia" (GA), which is GALLIUM;

Georgia (GA) is in "Minnesota" (MN), which is MANGANESE.

So for Indiana:

North Dakota (ND) is in "Indiana" (IN), which is INDIUM.

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    $\begingroup$ By this rule, Indiana, Alabama and Georgia are also in themselves, but Minnesota is not. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2022 at 14:51

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