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Sum Equals Product

The sum of the numbers 4 and 1 [1/3] is the same as the product of 4 and 1 [1/3]; that is to say 4 + 1 [1/3] = 4 1 [1/3]. What other numbers have the sum equal to the product and can this be so for any whole numbers?

Twisting and Turning

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Twisting has the effect of adding 1: $$x\rightarrow x + 1$$ Turning transforms any number into the negative of its reciprocal: $$x\rightarrow -\frac{1}{x}$$ Starting at zero, the first five moves: Twist, twist, twist, turn, twist
produces:$$0, 1, 2, 3, -\frac{1}{3}, \frac{2}{3}$$

Can you continue from there and then return to zero? You can use the reciprocal button on a calculator ($\frac{1}{x}$ ) to help with the calculations.

Take another look at the video. Can you spot the strategy they used to get back to 0?