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Function $C$ is defined on positive integers as follows: \[C(n) = \begin{cases} \dfrac n 2 & \text{if $n$ is even}, \\ 3n+1 & \text{if $n$ is odd}. \end{cases}\]Find the smallest positive integer $m$ such that $C^{m}(9) = 1$. What does this notation mean?

 Apr 30, 2023
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The answer is m = 23.

 May 1, 2023
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wrong

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