`1` ```exercism fetch elm collatz-conjecture ```

Collatz Conjecture

The Collatz Conjecture or 3x+1 problem can be summarized as follows:

Take any positive integer n. If n is even, divide n by 2 to get n / 2. If n is odd, multiply n by 3 and add 1 to get 3n + 1. Repeat the process indefinitely. The conjecture states that no matter which number you start with, you will always reach 1 eventually.

Given a number n, return the number of steps required to reach 1.

Examples

Starting with n = 12, the steps would be as follows:

1. 12
2. 6
3. 3
4. 10
5. 5
6. 16
7. 8
8. 4
9. 2
10. 1

Resulting in 9 steps. So for input n = 12, the return value would be 9.

Elm Installation

Refer to the Exercism help page for Elm installation and learning resources.

Writing the Code

The first time you start an exercise, you'll need to ensure you have the appropriate dependencies installed.

 `1` ```\$ elm-package install --yes ```

Execute the tests with:

 `1` ```\$ elm-test ```

Automatically run tests again when you save changes:

 `1` ```\$ elm-test --watch ```

As you work your way through the test suite, be sure to remove the `skip <|` calls from each test until you get them all passing!

Source

An unsolved problem in mathematics named after mathematician Lothar Collatz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3x_%2B_1_problem

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.