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### a Problem about Sequence [duplicate]

Let $a_1$ be an integer. Then we assume $$a_{n+1} = \begin{cases} 3a_n+1,&\text{a_n is odd}\\ \frac{a_n}{2},&\text{a_n is even} \end{cases}$$ Now we prove that for any ...
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### Collatz conjecture and related problems - mathematical machinery

Collatz conjecture stands as an open problem. That leads me to believe that the conjecture cannot be resolved by elementary means. Which brings me to my question: What techniques/machinery from ...
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### Have 3n + 1 Problem Proof --But can't do the Mathspeak [closed]

I've come here as a last resort. When I first saw the Collatz conjecture I worked out pretty quickly what the dynamic was that drove the Collatz sequences. That was in 2009. Since then I've been ...
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### What are possibilities to disprove the Collatz Conjecture?

I was thinking about the Collatz Conjecture yesterday, and as opposed to trying to prove it, I was considering what would make the conjecture false. There were only two cases I could think of: We ...