I think that you might have heard of this problem earlier, it's an equation which you are supposed to do repeatedly. All you have to do is this;

- Take any even number, if it's even divide it by 2
- But if it's odd, multiply it by 3 and add 1

For those who doesn't know about this, try it yourselves! Keep repeating this process and see the final result (there is no "final" result actually). I will give you a few examples;

#15

15 -> 46 -> 23 -> 70 -> 35 -> 106 -> 53 -> 160 -> 80 -> 40 -> 20 -> 10 -> 5 -> 16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2 -> 1 -> 4 -> 2 -> 1... And so on

Let's see the final stop before the repitition begins with another example.

#23

23 -> 70 -> 35 -> 106 -> 53 -> 160 -> 80 -> 40 -> 20 -> 10 -> 5 -> 16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2 -> 1 -> 4 -> 2 -> 1 -> 4...

Then again it was one wasn't it?

Mathematicians haven't found a particular equation for this as yet, but can you figure out one? I'm trying to do so, but I'm not a mathematician myself to find one! If you can come up with one, drop a text below! ;)

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TopNewestVery intriguing! You've probably already seen this, but for anyone who hasn't, here is a summary of what is currently known about this process.

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Hmmm... The theory is alot much complicated than I thought it would be!

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