Collatz conjecture

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Named after Lothar Collatz, who first proposed it in 1937.

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Collatz conjecture

  1. (mathematics) The conjecture that the process of taking a number n and, if n is even, dividing it by 2, or if n is odd, multiplying it by 3 and adding 1, then repeating this process, will eventually yield 1.

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