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Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48.

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Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:



I have been practising arithmetic with fractions.

I worked out $4 + 1 \frac{1}{3}$ but then realised that I had misread the question!

I was supposed to work out $4 \times 1 \frac{1}{3}$

When I worked out the multiplication, I was surprised to find I got the same answer to both calculations!

Can you find other examples of calculations where replacing the multiplication sign by an addition sign does not alter the result of the calculation?