# OT: The Waring/Collatz Solution

#### Rudy Toody

##### Diamond Member
Once again, I'm asking for TeAm-mates to follow this link to help get as many views from different IP's as possible. (I can get a badge!)

As an incentive , I plan to offer a \$100USD reward to the best reason that my proof succeeds/fails. I don't know if I can do this on that forum, but while I work out the details, anyone here who has some mathematical insight can answer and have first shot at the \$.

--Fred

##### Diamond Member
I have absolutely no idea what I just read(after clicking on the link). Good luck with your endeavors Fred!

#### Ken g6

##### Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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I hate discrete math.

But how did you jump from an equality involving floor to an inequality involving ceiling?

#### Rudy Toody

##### Diamond Member
But how did you jump from an equality involving floor to an inequality involving ceiling?

We want to show that the target (3^n(2m-1)-1)/2^n(2m-1)-1) is less than the ceiling of (3/2)^n which puts the target in the same unit interval and thus, the floors are the same.

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