The Simple Math Problem We Still Can’t Solve | Quanta Magazine

Some of the problems that mathematicians attempt to solve can be intellectually very challenging, and also stimulating – maybe even fun, but could leave you wondering what, if any, practical use they have in real life. I mean, why did anyone even bother to create this problem?

https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-mathematicians-still-cant-solve-the-collatz-conjecture-20200922/

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K. Joseph

I am an engineer by training. I am exploring new horizons after having spent many years in the Industry. My interests are varied and I tend to write about what is on my mind at any particular moment in time.

5 thoughts on “The Simple Math Problem We Still Can’t Solve | Quanta Magazine”

    1. Thanks Dave! You might want to engage with the authors of the original article that I linked to if you have any disagreement with what they are stating. I am not qualified to do an evaluation. I was drawn to the article by the nature of the conjecture itself. Quanta magazine has some interesting articles!

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      1. Mr. Joseph,

        I am curious about your reaction to my proof of Collatz conjecture. Are you convinced that the conjecture is true?

        Thanks! Dave.

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      2. Sorry, I am the wrong person to evaluate mathematical proofs. That is not my background. I posted the blog for a different reason. That is why I suggested your contacting the original authors at Quanta.

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