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?
The digits used to make this two digit number add up to ten
When this number is divided by three the remainder is one.
If you add eight to this number you will get a multiple of ten.
When this number is divided by six the remainder is four.
When this number is divided by five the remainder is two.
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