The math is sound, but where would it be most likely to be accepted from a private amateur?

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The math is sound, but where would it be most likely to be accepted from a private amateur?

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Of course, if you are extremely famous then you can get almost anything published. I do not think that any journal would decide not to print a paper by Andrew Wiles.

Submit your paper to the appropriate journals and see what happens.

Thank you. I tend to think it will be problematic though the moment I say Collatz in the title. They will assume there i sno way, and moreover that it was done by simply eliminating the division step, and then making the jump to representing the odd numbers as sums of exponents of two added to one, will result in them dropping it.

Of course, if you are extremely famous then you can get almost anything published. I do not think that any journal would decide not to print a paper by Andrew Wiles.

Submit your paper to the appropriate journals and see what happens.

Does anybody here have trouble following the math, or seeing where it should be described more clearly? It is a very simple proof, but I am not sure I will be able to get people to look at it, it seems so outlandish that problem could be so simple.

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Do I believe that you have a proof of the conjecture? I'll let you decide.

Rethinking what I wrote as it was for a general paper. Have someone from a good research university look at the paper and say the proof is valid. Give a talk at a major conference on your paper (you will get to give the talk w/o any trouble at all--will top people attend? No!). Give the mathematical community a buzz that you have a valid proof. Go this way.

The math is sound, ...

No, that is

And what will encompass "sound math" in your case of your alleged proof? Some

may include combinations of the following: removing typos, having enough rigor,

catching all cases, existence, uniqueness, necessary conditions, sufficient

conditions, set logic, contradiction and related arguments, other aspects.