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This puzzle is from my best friend.

  ? ? 0
    ? ?
  ? ? ?
1 3 0
1 8 2 0

Figure out the answer. Do not ignore any of the tags! Find out the numbers replaced by Question marks.

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I get

   1 3 0
     1 4
   5 2 0
 1 3 0
 1 8 2 0

Because

it looks like a multiplication problem, showing work:

     1 3 0
   x   1 4
   -------
     5 2 0
 + 1 3 0
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   1 8 2 0
So the middle line is gotten by subtracting the 4th line from the last, and then the first line must be the same as the 4th line and the second line must be 1 and then 4 $\times$ 1, or 4.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please read the whole question, including the tags. $\endgroup$ Sep 20, 2019 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ The language tag is supposed to come into play here. $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Sep 21, 2019 at 16:39
  • $\begingroup$ @duck I used the "language" tag because this puzzle is from my best friend, which asks me to find a hidden sentence. $\endgroup$ Sep 21, 2019 at 21:19
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After @SteveV's progress:

   1 3 0
     1 4
   5 2 0
 1 3 0
 1 8 2 0

Then, given the tag, we now

Substitute the numbers with similar sounding Chinese characters.

Giving

    一 生 0
       一 世
    我 愛 你
 一 生 0
 要 不 愛 你

Meaning (approximately)

(lines 1-2) My whole life
(lines 3-4) I love you my whole life
(line 5) Love you or not?

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