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Amelia approached the problem like this. Click on the images to see a larger version.

First, I used the smaller numbers that there aren't many ways to make using the digits 1 to 9.

Then I used the numbers that are so big that there aren't many way to make them using the numbers 1 to 9.

Then I used the other numbers. I had to use lots of the rules of sudoku as well.

After that, I could finish it like a normal sudoku.