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Exercise 1.5
Every second element of a list **


Write a function, every-second-element, that returns every second element of a list. As examples

  (every-second-element '(a b c)) => (a c)
  (every-second-element '(a b c d)) => (a c)

It is recommended that you formulate a recursive solution. Be sure to consider the basis case(s) carefully.

It is often worthwhile to go for a more general solution than actually needed. Sometimes, in fact, the general solution is simpler than one of the more specialized solutions. Discuss possible generalizations of every-second-element, and implement the one you find most appropriate.


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