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Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This problem benefits from a systematic treatment.

Please see the Hint for useful categories when constructing a systematic approach.

The interest in this problem is the structure not simply the results - where do the various start fractions go to and why?

An article that examines this problem in more depth can be found here.