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Some students (fewer than $100$) are having trouble lining up  for a school production.
 

When they line up in $3$s, two people are left over.
When they line up in $4$s, three people are left over.
When they line up in $5$s, four people are left over.
When they line up in $6$s, five people are left over. 
 
How many students are there in the group?

 
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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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