Map #97: September 3, 2018

Difficulty Level: 6

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This map is a dot map of the world. (Do you need a refresher on what a dot map is? Visit our “Basics” page for a quick primer.) We have added on the lines for the U.S. states to help you out a bit. As you can see, there are so many dots that, even though we have made the individual dots very small, the dots overlap quite a bit. You should be able to figure out this map by looking at the general impression of the dots, without worrying about tracking down individual dots. As is often the case with dot maps, many big cities deserve more than one dot, but those dots are directly on top of one another, so you can only see one dot per city. As always, your job is to figure out what this dot map represents.

Stumped? Check back Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for hints about where to focus your investigation. The answer will be posted on Monday, September 10, 2018. Good luck!

Tuesday’s hint: Today, instead of a proper hint, we’re just going to tell you how many dots are in certain places so that you can avoid having to count them all up! There are 75 dots in Ontario, 38 in Quebec, 28 in British Columbia, and 22 in Alberta. The U.S. states with the most dots are Minnesota with 28 and Michigan with 27. Sweden has an even 50, while Finand and the Czech Republic each have 24.

Wednesday’s hint: The dots on this map are all from the year 2018. If instead we had picked an earlier year to map, a much higher percentage of the dots would have been in Canada.

Thursday’s hint: There are a few dozen more dots on this map from 2018 than there would have been on the equivalent map from 2017, and the reason is because of some extra people who spent much of 2018 living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday’s hint: This map has quite a lot in common with Map #48, except that it represents a different sport. Instead of the likes of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Japan being featured prominently, we have Sweden, Finland, and the Czech Republic.

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