Drag the numbers into the yellow cells so that the totals along each side of the triangle are the same.
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"My tip for doing Level 4 and higher levels is to first only consider the units digit, effectively working in mod 10. This makes it easier to find a pattern that works and then it is not too difficult to find the actual solution."