A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius - Deepstash

# A universal way to solve problems, from a mathematical genius

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## Solving Problems

Problems have to be understood fundamentally before they are to be solved.

A problem may not just be a question requiring an answer but may require a process, and a methodology to see what cannot be seen easily.

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## Fully Understand A Problem

We are normally tackling a problem by straight away jumping towards an answer, which is a wrong methodology.Â We need to find the fundamental issue, developing an intuition for what we are operating on.Â

Prune the unimportant stuff and find the foundation: the trick is to eliminate the inessential from the problem to enter the core that will escort us towards a solution.

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## Shake The Problem

Once we find the true form of a problem, we are halfway towards a solution.

• Creatively reshaping and restructuring a problem makes us look at it from different angles, and provides us valuable knowledge about the problem and the possible solution.
• Analyzing why a solution would work and why another solution will not work is also essential to get into the right pathway of the best solution.

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## Multiplying Minds

Analyzing a problem and finding a solution isn't just about a theoretical, quantitative understanding; it requires a creative and expansive mindset to multiply the information.

Having a good idea to solve a problem isn't enough and true genius consists of finding an out-of-box solution that may be simple and profound.

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## Good Problem Solving

Identifying and attacking a problem is a complex and three-dimensional process.

It takes both critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a problem.

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"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning." - William Arthur Ward

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Understanding the importance of decision-making

Identifying biases that affect decision-making

Analyzing the potential outcomes of a decision

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