Colour the ring of 6 connected hexagons
that have a sum of 10 in green.
Colour the 2 rings of 6 connected
hexagons with a sum of 37 in blue.
Colour the 3 rings of 6
connected hexagons that have
a sum of 82 or 434 in purple.
Colour the 4 rings of 6
connected hexagons that
have a sum of 145 or
2244 in red.
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