# Problem #1810

 1810 Jo and Blair take turns counting from $1$ to one more than the last number said by the other person. Jo starts by saying "$1$", so Blair follows by saying "$1, 2$" . Jo then says "$1, 2, 3$" , and so on. What is the 53rd number said? $\textbf{(A)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 3\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 5\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 8$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
Note: you aren't logged in. If you log in, we'll keep a record of which problems you've solved.