The following three statements describe a perfectly symmetric relationship between certain geographical entities A, B and C. What are A, B and C?

  • A borders on all the B except the one named C.
  • C borders on all the B except the one named A.
  • A and C border on each other.
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    $\begingroup$ So, to be clear, there is a B that is named C, but this is not the same thing as C itself, right? $\endgroup$
    – KSmarts
    Feb 17, 2015 at 17:00

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A (or C) is Michigan.
C (or A) is Ontario.
B is Great Lakes.

Probably helps that I live about 3 miles from Lake Michigan.

  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking of this, too, but you beat me too it by a few minutes. $\endgroup$
    – KSmarts
    Feb 17, 2015 at 17:06

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