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Determing if a number is Even or Odd?
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Sep 26, 2017 9:00 PM


If we have an odd number n, then we multiply it by 3 and add one (n*3+1), we know we will get an Even number p. How can one determine how many times p can be divided by two before it is odd again?
Another way of asking the same question. if we have (n*3+1)/(2 to some power), how can we determine if the number produced will be odd or even depending on the chosen n and the chosen power of two?
Is there a way to symbolize divide by two until odd in a function? Thanks for all the help!



