# Problem of the Day 1) I am thinking of four numbers such that The sum

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Problem of the Day 1) I am thinking of four numbers such that The sum of all the four numbers is 31. Only one of number is odd. The highest number minus the lowest number is 7. If you subtract the middle two numbers, it equals two. There are no duplicate numbers. What four numbers i am thinking of ?

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