Post the puzzle or solving technique that's causing you trouble and someone will help

Hey everyone, I was hoping someone could help me solve this problem. It's for one of my classes and Ive tried forever and just cant seem to figure it out. If someone could help me thatd be great.
Thanks,

- 1 - - - - 9 - - Fill in the grid so that every row and
3 - 8 - - - - 2 - every column and every 3 x 3 box
- - - 5 - 7 - 3 - contains the digits 1 - 9

- 9 7 - 3 - 8 - -
6 - - 2 - 1 - - 7
- - 1 - 7 - 2 4 -

- 6 - 1 - 2 - - -
- 5 - - - - 6 - 4
- - 9 - - - - 1 -

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`. 1 . | . . . | 9 . .3 . 8 | . . . | . 2 .. . . | 5 . 7 | . 3 .---------------------. 9 7 | . 3 . | 8 . .6 . . | 2 . 1 | . . 7. . 1 | . 7 . | 2 4 .---------------------. 6 . | 1 . 2 | . . .. 5 . | . . . | 6 . 4. . 9 | . . . | . 1 .`
fermat

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To get you started Adarra, first of all, the 3x3 boxes are numbered in this order:
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`123456789`

Look to where you can place the number 1 in box 7.

Then you will be able to place all the missing 2's, start with box 9.

MCC
MCC

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