I briefly re-examined the 'Collatz Conjecture' today, because I may have failed to appreciate the behavior of very large numbers which have never been tested, for example, in the calculations up in that range they may land on more odd numbers than in lower ranges, and as a consequence spend more time being multiplied by 3( and having 1 added ).

This conjecture involves two sets/lists of numbers,

- 'Tested-List', the list of numbers that have been tested so far,

- and the 'Untested-list', the list of numbers above the Tested-List which are yet to be tested( some may call that list infinity ).

The point is that hopefully any number tested in the 'Untested-list', would through the course of the calculations eventually make it's way down into the 'Tested-List', and every number in the tested list will always result in '1'.

However, if a number in the 'Untested-list', 'Would-Not' through the course of the calculations eventually make it's way down into the 'Tested-List', Then, that would be because it would keep on bouncing around up there in the high-altitude-number regions, for ever.

So, the only alternative answer possible to '1', would be 'Infinity', since there could be a number that would keep on bouncing around up there in the high-altitude-number regions, for ever.

But, I think that many mathematicians might assume that all numbers, would through the course of the calculations eventually make it's way down into the 'Tested-List', and every number in the 'Tested-List' will always result in '1', ONLY BECAUSE IT IS SPECIFICALLY STRUCTURED TO CONVERT ANY NUMBER INTO '1', AND BECAUSE '3' IS NOT ACCEPTED AS AN ALTERNATIVE RESULT TO '1'.

So I am now convinced more than before before, that I am completely right, and that there is no possible alternative answer to '1'( unless 'infinity' is accepted as an alternative answer ).

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So, I am sure that there is no possible unfound solution to it, so that -

- It should not be presented as a problem to be solved

- And / or, it should be removed from wikipedia, or wikipedia should state that there is no possible unfound solution to it.

I know that things similar to the 'Collatz Conjecture' happen and exist in the world of theoretical-physics etc, but I am surprised that this exists in the world of mathematics, since in maths there is usually always a definite right answer and wrong answers.