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Topic: A strange anomaly in 3n+1
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Re: A strange anomaly in 3n+1
Posted: Apr 8, 2013 10:29 PM
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I know that n either enters the final stretch of its sequence via:

5->16->8->4->2-> OR 32->16->8->4->2->1

However does parity of n have any bearing on final path through 5 or 32?

Finding 1 only 2^65-1 in test seems like an anomaly but what is the general ratio for results 32 or 5 for numbers say less than 1000.

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