The 3x+1 Problem

The 3x+1 Problem

The mathematical conjecture

Number theorists have a way of making the evident, obscure.   —@DrQz

"Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems."   —P. Erdös
But, maybe computers are.   —@DrQz

For example, this is what 3x+1 can look like if you throw VRML at it:

Alternatively, this could happen.

I think the first step is just to be adventurous: not to stay in the comfort of well-established mathematical theories, but instead to go out into the wider mathematical universe and start finding, experimentally, what's true.   —Stephen Wolfram

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On 27 Mar 2019, 11:52.