# It is a Geographical Region: Seriously

Take a good look at the numbers below and tell me

Which Geographical Region is represented by the blank circle and why?

• This should mentioned that it is U.S. specific. – jimjim Jul 3 at 4:12
• @jimjim I think if you mention that then you are giving a rather large hint which isn't required. Part of the puzzle is making that association yourself, as opposed to being told it. Otherwise you might as well throw in the other connection too... – musefan Jul 3 at 9:53
• @jimjim Thanks for your comment. I just gelt that that particular hint would have made the puzzle too easy. – DrD Jul 3 at 17:51

I think the geographical is:

Florida as this has state abbreviation FL, and the symbol for Flerovium is Fl atomic nbr 114.

The pattern is:

Use 1A to Z26 to convert the two numbers in the circles to two letters, which are US states and chemical symbols. Then two circles point to another if the sum of their atomic numbers equals the pointee.

The question shows these:

(1 12) Al [atomic nbr 13] + (1 18) Ar [atomic nbr 18] → (7 1) Ga [atomic nbr 31]
(7 1) Ga [atomic nbr 31] + (14 4) Nd [atomic nbr 60] → (16 1) Pa [atomic nbr 91]
(16 1) Pa [atomic nbr 91] + (14 5) Ne [atomic nbr 10] → (13 4) Md [atomic no 101]
(13 4) Md [atomic no 101] + (1 12) Al [atomic nbr 13] → (7 12) Fl [atomic nbr 114]

I'm pretty sure it's

Florida.

The numbers encode, somewhat amazingly,

two-letter combinations that are abbreviations for both US states and chemical elements

and to combine two of them along the arrows, you just