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I believe the answer is $12$, but I've posted my solution here because of how long it is. The principles are relatively simple, but the explanation takes a while. :)

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TopNewestI believe the answer is $12$, but I've posted my solution here because of how long it is. The principles are relatively simple, but the explanation takes a while. :)

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