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Facial Sums

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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The diagram shows a solid with six triangular faces. At each vertex there is a number and two of the numbers are 1 and 5, as shown. The sum of the numbers at the three vertices of each face is calculated, and all the sums are the same. What is the sum of all five numbers at the vertices?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.