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Adjacent Additions

Stage: 3 and 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In a $7$-digit numerical code each group of four adjacent digits adds to $16$ and each group of five adjacent digits adds to $19$. What is the sum of all seven digits?


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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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