And now, with one bot made (that you might see soon, I dunno yet) and @whatsthis fixed, I may now go slumber.
The Collatz Conjecture is the idea that if you:
- pick a number
- if it's even, divide by 2
- if it's odd, multiply by 3 and add 1
You'll eventually converge on 1. We think it's true, because it's worked for every number we've tried so far, but you never know. I wrote a program that tests numbers. For example:
69 -> 208 -> 104 -> 52 -> 26 -> 13 -> 40 -> 20 -> 10 -> 5 -> 16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2 -> 14 shows the path 69 takes to get to 1, and the 14 is how many steps it took.
@BestGirlGrace didn't some teenager symbolically prove it or am I thinking of some other long-standing unsolved mathematical problem
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