# Difference between revisions of "2018 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 2"

## Problem 2

What is the value of the product$$\left(1+\frac{1}{1}\right)\cdot\left(1+\frac{1}{2}\right)\cdot\left(1+\frac{1}{3}\right)\cdot\left(1+\frac{1}{4}\right)\cdot\left(1+\frac{1}{5}\right)\cdot\left(1+\frac{1}{6}\right)?$$

$\textbf{(A) }\frac{7}{6}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{4}{3}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{7}{2}\qquad\textbf{(D) }7\qquad\textbf{(E) }8$

## Solution

By adding up the numbers in each of the 6 parentheses, we have:

$\frac{2}{1} \cdot \frac{3}{2} \cdot \frac{4}{3} \cdot \frac{5}{4} \cdot \frac{6}{5} \cdot \frac{7}{6}$.

Using telescoping, most of the terms cancel out diagonally. We are left with $\frac{7}{1}$ which is equivalent to $7$. Thus the answer would be $\boxed{\textbf{(D) }7}$.

## See also

 2018 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 1 Followed byProblem 3 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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