3n+1 conjecture
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enHailstones revisited
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<p>"Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems." This is what the mathematician John Conway reportedly said about the Collatz conjecture, a simple-looking, yet unsolved mathematical mystery. This week Plus hosted two intrepid work experience students, Sabrina Qian and Joe Dickens, who decided to have a go at this fiendish problem nevertheless. And they made some intriguing discoveries. Here is what they came up with.</p>
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<p><i>"Mathematics is not yet ready for such problems." This is what the mathematician <a href="/issue20/features/conway/index.html">John Conway</a> reportedly said about the Collatz conjecture, a simple-looking, yet unsolved mathematical mystery. This week Plus hosted two intrepid work experience students, Sabrina Qian and Joe Dickens, who decided to have a go at this fiendish problem nevertheless. And they made some intriguing discoveries. Here is what they came up with.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/os/latestnews/may-aug10/hailstones/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/os/latestnews/may-aug10/hailstones/index#comments3n+1 conjectureThu, 08 Jul 2010 23:00:00 +0000mf3445246 at http://plus.maths.org/content