I have received no reply to my online queries to UVa in almost a month...

I submitted the following code for the 3n+1 Problem #100:

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```
/*
THE 3N + 1 PROBLEM
Problems in Computer Science are often classified as belonging to a certain class of problems (e.g.,
NP, Unsolvable, Recursive). In this problem you will be analyzing a property of an algorithm whose
classification is not known for all possible inputs.
Consider the following algorithm:
1. input n
2. print n
3. if n = 1 then STOP
4. if n is odd then n <- 3n + 1
5. else n <- n/2
6. GOTO 2
Given the input 22, the following sequence of numbers will be printed
22 11 34 17 52 26 13 40 20 10 5 16 8 4 2 1
It is conjectured that the algorithm above will terminate (when a 1 is printed) for any integral input
value. Despite the simplicity of the algorithm, it is unknown whether this conjecture is true. It has
been verified, however, for all integers n such that 0 < n < 1, 000, 000 (and, in fact, for many more
numbers than this.)
Given an input n, it is possible to determine the number of numbers printed before and including
the 1 is printed. For a given n this is called the cycle-length of n. In the example above, the cycle
length of 22 is 16.
For any two numbers i and j you are to determine the maximum cycle length over all numbers
between and including both i and j.
Input
The input will consist of a series of pairs of integers i and j, one pair of integers per line.
All integers will be less than 10,000 and greater than 0.
You should process all pairs of integers and for each pair determine the maximum cycle length over
all integers between and including i and j.
You can assume that no operation overflows a 32-bit integer.
Output
For each pair of input integers i and j you should output i, j, and the maximum cycle length for
integers between and including i and j. These three numbers should be separated by at least one space
with all three numbers on one line and with one line of output for each line of input. The integers i
and j must appear in the output in the same order in which they appeared in the input and should be
followed by the maximum cycle length (on the same line).
Sample Input
1 10
100 200
201 210
900 1000
Sample Output
1 10 20
100 200 125
201 210 89
900 1000 174
*/
class aUVa100
{
public static void main(String args [ ])
{
double start = System.currentTimeMillis();
int InputMinRay[] = {1, 100, 201, 900};
int InputMaxRay[] = {10, 200, 210, 1000};
for(int i = 0; i < 4; i++)
{
int MaxCycleLength = 0;
for(int j = InputMinRay[i]; j <= InputMaxRay[i]; j++)
{
float k = j;
int CycleLength = 1;
while(k != 1)
{
if(k % 2 == 1) k = 3*k+1;
else k = k/2;
CycleLength += 1;
if(CycleLength > MaxCycleLength) MaxCycleLength = CycleLength;
}
}
System.out.println(InputMinRay[i] + " " + InputMaxRay[i] + " " + MaxCycleLength);
}
double finish = System.currentTimeMillis();
System.out.println("RunTime = " + (finish - start)/1000 + " Secs");
}
}
```

(without "the exit code 0" the code runs fine on my laptop...)Problem 100 - The 3n + 1 problem has received the verdictRuntime Error.

This means that the execution of your program didn't finish properly.

Remember to always terminate your code with the exit code 0.

So I added "System.exit(0);" at the end of my code as follows:

(

**which**also

**runs fine on my laptop...**)

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```
class aUVa100
{
public static void main(String args [ ])
{
double start = System.currentTimeMillis();
int InputMinRay[] = {1, 100, 201, 900};
int InputMaxRay[] = {10, 200, 210, 1000};
for(int i = 0; i < 4; i++)
{
int MaxCycleLength = 0;
for(int j = InputMinRay[i]; j <= InputMaxRay[i]; j++)
{
float k = j;
int CycleLength = 1;
while(k != 1)
{
if(k % 2 == 1) k = 3*k+1;
else k = k/2;
CycleLength += 1;
if(CycleLength > MaxCycleLength) MaxCycleLength = CycleLength;
}
}
System.out.println(InputMinRay[i] + " " + InputMaxRay[i] + " " + MaxCycleLength);
}
double finish = System.currentTimeMillis();
System.out.println("RunTime = " + (finish - start)/1000 + " Secs");
System.exit(0); //<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
}
}
```

I must be doing something fundamentally wrong (or...Problem 100 - The 3n + 1 problem has received the verdictCompilation Error.

Our compiler was not able to properly proccess[sic] your submitted code.

This is the error returned:

Main.java:35: error: expected

System.exit(0);

..............^

Main.java:35: error: illegal start of type

System.exit(0);

...............^

2 errors

UVa "wrong"?) if anyone can... Please Help?

All Of The Above surely reinforces my

already High Appreciation for

**Project Euler!!**

(I was expecting trouble with

how to handle "Input" data,

internally or externally,

but

I can't even get to

First Base ;(