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Topic: 3n + 1 Problem: A Radical Approach and Solution
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3n + 1 Problem: A Radical Approach and Solution
Posted: Apr 7, 2013 10:14 PM
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When I first encountered the 3n + 1 Problem (aka Collatz conjecture)I could not even call myself an amateur mathematician.

However, I didn't understand why the problem had remained unsolved for decades.I had immediately seen a solution to the problem based on the use of elementary mathematics. This revealed a deterministic path that all natural numbers follow under the 3n + 1, n/2 iterative function.

Consequently, I'd like to discuss my solution. Any willing participants out there?

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