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Scaramouche is thinking of a number. Can you work out from the clues above what this number is?

What is the smallest number of clues you need to identify this number?

Clue 5

The digits used to make this two digit number add up to fourteen

Clue 4

When this number is divided by three the remainder is two.

Clue 3

If you add four to this number you will get a multiple of ten.

Clue 2

When this number is divided by six the remainder is two.

Clue 1

When this number is divided by five the remainder is one.

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