## MATLAB: I need help determining and displaying the number of steps it takes to complete this loop when any integer is entered.

MATLABwhile loop

so I have figured out how to write the while loop I need. It looks like this:

`b=0;b=input('Enter an integer greater than 1:');while b>1 if mod (b,2)==0; b=b/2; else mod(b,2)~=0; b=(b*3)+1; end end`

It takes any given integer, multiplies it by 3 then adds 1 if it is odd. It divides the number by 2 when it is even. I need to represent the number of steps it takes this loop to get to the number 1, which is where it ends. I’ve tried “b=length(b)’ and it just says b=1. I cannot figure out how to write a code to display how many steps it takes to reach 1 when an integer is given. Example, if the user enters “3” the steps would be 3 → 10 → 5 → 16 → 8 → 4 → 2 → 1 If the user were to enter this particular integer, I would need my output to be “s=7.”

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