Frustration

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The number at the centre of the red shape can be changed by using the radio buttons above.

Level 1

Repeatedly drag the red shape onto yellow cells to change their values.

The objective is for nine to appear in all of the yellow cells.

The cell onto which the red shape is dropped is increased by the number at the centre of the red shape.

The cells which are adjacent to the targetted cell, both horizontally and vertically, are each increased by one.

The yellow cells increase in modulo 9.

The level 5 challenge is made up of nine random numbers. It may not be possible to find a solution depending on what these numbers are.

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