The simplest math problem no one can solve
41,660,545 Views
9,251 Questions Answered
Let’s Begin…
The Collatz Conjecture is the simplest math problem no one can solve — it is easy enough for almost anyone to understand but notoriously difficult to solve. So what is the Collatz Conjecture and what makes it so difficult? Veritasium investigates.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Explore the ancient and hotly debated question: is math discovered or invented? Would mathematics exist if people didn’t?
Dive into some of the fundamental questions of mathematics:
Why can’t you divide by zero?
How big is infinity?
Where do math symbols come from?
If the idea of doing math has made you sweat, this video is for you.
About TED-Ed Best of Web
TED-Ed Best of Web are exceptional, user-created lessons that are carefully selected by volunteer teachers and TED-Ed staff.
Meet The Creators
- Video created by Veritasium
- Lesson Plan created by Lauren McAlpine