Can you help me?

I recently came to discover this thing (it may exist already though.)

  1. Take a positive integer.

2.a Half n if even,

2.b 3n+1 if odd,

and it always comes to 1. does anybody know anything about this??

(as said, it may already exist )

Note by I Love Brilliant
1 month, 2 weeks ago

No vote yet
1 vote

  Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

  • Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
  • Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
  • Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.
  • Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

  • bulleted
  • list

1. numbered
2. list

  1. numbered
  2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
    # 4 spaces, and now they show
    # up as a code block.

    print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in \( ... \) or \[ ... \] to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 2×3 2 \times 3
2^{34} 234 2^{34}
a_{i-1} ai1 a_{i-1}
\frac{2}{3} 23 \frac{2}{3}
\sqrt{2} 2 \sqrt{2}
\sum_{i=1}^3 i=13 \sum_{i=1}^3
\sin \theta sinθ \sin \theta
\boxed{123} 123 \boxed{123}

Comments

Sort by:

Top Newest

002=0goes on forever0 \\ \hspace{1px} \\ \dfrac{0}{2} = 0 \\ \hspace{1px} \\ goes \ on \ forever \\ \hspace{1px} \\ \vdots

Percy Jackson - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

@I Love Brilliant, @Yajat Shamji

Percy Jackson - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

oh yeah!

I Love Brilliant - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

This is the Collatz conjecture, @I Love Brilliant

Yajat Shamji - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

oh, I did not know I was dealing with a conjecture. thanks!

I Love Brilliant - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

No problem!

Yajat Shamji - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

@Yajat Shamji I just looked it up on google.

I Love Brilliant - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

@I Love Brilliant I HONESTLY had NO IDEA I was dealing with a conjecture

I Love Brilliant - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

@I Love Brilliant Here is an example:

11

3(1)+1=43(1) + 1 = 4

42\frac{4}{2}=2= 2

22\frac{2}{2}=1= 1

Yajat Shamji - 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Log in to reply

×

Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...