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#11 unreality

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 11:21 PM

no, at least not that's been found, I think. The number 27 takes like a lot of steps. Like over a hundred, I think. And, let's say you have 2^100. A huge number, I'm sure. But it only takes 100 steps to reach 1. So I think it jumps around

Wait I found the list for 27, it takes 111 steps:

27, 82, 41, 124, 62, 31, 94, 47, 142, 71, 214, 107, 322, 161, 484, 242, 121, 364, 182, 91, 274, 137, 412, 206, 103, 310, 155, 466, 233, 700, 350, 175, 526, 263, 790, 395, 1186, 593, 1780, 890, 445, 1336, 668, 334, 167, 502, 251, 754, 377, 1132, 566, 283, 850, 425, 1276, 638, 319, 958, 479, 1438, 719, 2158, 1079, 3238, 1619, 4858, 2429, 7288, 3644, 1822, 911, 2734, 1367, 4102, 2051, 6154, 3077, 9232, 4616, 2308, 1154, 577, 1732, 866, 433, 1300, 650, 325, 976, 488, 244, 122, 61, 184, 92, 46, 23, 70, 35, 106, 53, 160, 80, 40, 20, 10, 5, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1

here's a graph of the numbers 2 to 9999 and their total stopping time:

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a fractal made from the sequences:

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