Dare to Tackle the Easiest Math Problem No One Can Solve?

This problem looks simple, yet many have pulled their hair out trying to solve it.
Derya Ozdemir

Mathematics can be hard, but there are some problems out there that make it even harder. Some mathematical problems still remain unsolved despite the efforts of some of the world's brightest people working on them.

Today, we will take a look at the Collatz Conjecture, or the so-called 3x+1 problem, which is the simplest math problem no one has been able to solve, as the YouTube channel Veritasium's Derek Muller explains in the video above. 

The written expression of this sequence and its function is simple enough for anybody to read and understand; however, it is infamously difficult to solve. And in fact, it should perhaps come with a warning: Do not try to solve this math problem. Because, since it's so simple-looking, it's really easy to get lost while trying to solve the problem.