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Coffee Math

Johann was writing out a math problem when he spilled some coffee on his paper. The result was that some digits were covered up, as shown below.

  ♦7♦
+ ♦♦9
-----
  50♦

If all but one of the hidden areas have the same digit, find all possible values for the sum of the hidden digits

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