On 23 nov. 08, at 15:13, John Bentley wrote:

> puts h.values_at("letters").to_s

Hash#values_at returns an array of the requested values, so in your  
case you get an array of array(s).

What you want is:
ltrArray = h.values_at("letters").first
numArray = h.values_at("numbers").first

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