UPDATE (1 September):
As there were no correct solutions to the August riddle as of yet, the riddle
will run a second month in parallel to a new September riddle.
Let me introduce you to my greatest nemesis.
Its name is the Collatz conjecture, though it is known by many other names, the
most popular of which perhaps being the "3 Paul Erdős, whom we mentioned last month, reportedly said about it that "Mathematics may not be ready for such problems," and it remains today as open as it ever was, almost a century after it was first posed.
Describing the conjecture is very easy: take any natural,
As an example, take Here is this month's problem:
Prove that the conjecture is true if we relax it by allowing one to multiply
by 3 |
## List of solvers: |

Elegant and original solutions can be submitted to the puzzlemaster at __riddlesbrand.scso.com__.
Names of solvers will be posted on this page. Notify if you don't want
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The solution will be published at the end of the month.

Enjoy!