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See also: Five Fives

Four Fours

The goal of this puzzle is to combine 4 4's with any other mathematical symbol, excepting numbers, to produce every whole number from 1 to 20.

You can extend this to 5 5's, and 6 6's, and so on.

A good strategy is to compile a long list of all the numbers you get when you combine one 4, two 4's, three 4's, and so on. This helps you chain together expressions.

Four Fours/Table of 4s - a table of various combinations of 4s

Starting with 4s:

(That is, the number 4F in hex, or base 16.)