2196. 
A finite sequence of threedigit integers has the property that the tens and units digits of each term are, respectively, the hundreds and tens digits of the next term, and the tens and units digits of the last term are, respectively, the hundreds and tens digits of the first term. For example, such a sequence might begin with the terms 247, 475, and 756 and end with the term 824. Let be the sum of all the terms in the sequence. What is the largest prime factor that always divides ?
This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.

Instructions for entering answers:
For questions or comments, please email markan@eudelic.com.
Try our new, free contest math practice test. All new, neverseenbefore problems.
I offer online AMC/AIME classes periodically. Join the mailing list to be informed next time they're offered.
Private coaching is also available.