Number Theory


Collatz Conjecture a Proof

Authors: Richard L. Hudson

Originated by Lothar Collatz in 1937 [1], the conjecture states: given the recursive function, y=3x+1 if x is odd, or y=x/2 if x is even, for any positive integer x, y will equal 1 after a finite number of steps. This analysis examines number form and uses a tree type graph to prove the process.

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