One plus one doesn’t always equal two.
Sometimes, if the elements are suited to one another, a system can become more than the sum of its parts.
Eggs, flour, sugar and energy aren’t worth nearly as much as a cake.
Two construction workers will almost always accomplish more working together than they would combined in isolation.
And two people just right for each other can squeeze a whole lot more out of life than anyone possibly could alone.
This is synergy; the magic of turning two ones into more than two.