|A = 407 - 173||B = 442 - 411||C = 361 x 392||D = 135 x 199|
|E = 245 - 42||F = 310 x 70||G = 361 x 402||H = 63 + 384|
|I = 198 - 128||J = 102 + 304||K = 452 + 426||L = 194 + 383|
|M = 126 + 226||N = 498 - 413||O = 59 + 531||P = 203 + 162|
|Q = 306 + 101||R = 338 - 275||S = 302 - 238||T = 258 x 95|
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