Which two of the following calculations give the same total?

 12 + 135 159 + 91 37 - 17 3 x 24 3 x 46 196 + 13 61 x 30 126 + 100 90 + 39 38 + 112 135 + 92 26 x 11 11 + 99 49 + 160 43 x 54 119 + 99 60 + 32 54 x 6 2 x 58 96 + 50

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 12 + 135 = 147 159 + 91 = 250 37 - 17 = 20 3 x 24 = 72 3 x 46 = 138 196 + 13 = 209 61 x 30 = 1830 126 + 100 = 226 90 + 39 = 129 38 + 112 = 150 135 + 92 = 227 26 x 11 = 286 11 + 99 = 110 49 + 160 = 209 43 x 54 = 2322 119 + 99 = 218 60 + 32 = 92 54 x 6 = 324 2 x 58 = 116 96 + 50 = 146

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