Arrange the numbers on the yellow tiles so that the sum of the numbers in the vertical line is the same as the sum of the numbers in the horizontal line
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Here are all of the 36 possible solutions.
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1  5  3  4 
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1  5  4  3 
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3  5  1  4 
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3  5  4  1 
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4  5  1  3 
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4  5  3  1 
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1  3  2  6 
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1  3  6  2 
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2  1  3  5 
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2  1  5  3 
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2  3  1  6 
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2  3  6  1 
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3  1  2  5 
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3  1  5  2 
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5  1  2  3 
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5  1  3  2 
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6  3  1  2 
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6  3  2  1 
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1  3  2  6 
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1  3  6  2 
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2  3  1  6 
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2  3  6  1 
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6  3  1  2 
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6  3  2  1 
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1  5  3  4 
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1  5  4  3 
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2  1  3  5 
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2  1  5  3 
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3  1  2  5 
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3  1  5  2 
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3  5  1  4 
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3  5  4  1 
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4  5  1  3 
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4  5  3  1 
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5  1  2  3 
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5  1  3  2 
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