## Here is your mission

You need a calculator

Enter the number 999 into your calculator

Now, you can use any function (add, subtract, multiply or divide) and any of the numbers:

**1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9**

(but you can only use a number once).

The idea is to reduce 999 down to 1.

Can you get close to the number 1?

What strategies did you use?

Try a few more times...

What if you start with the 9,999 or 999,999