If you are sure there is only one answer, then you understood neither the problem nor the proposed solution. (+5)
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 7th 18 (#818025)
says Will_Janitor on Feb 7th 18 (#2721392)
Depends on what you are talking about. Sometimes solutions are obvious, sometimes not.
says Tiffanee on Feb 7th 18 (#2721409)
Solution can be obvious. The danger comes in thinking it is the only solution.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722049)
Yes sometimes we brainstorm for answer to problem get frustrated and if just patient and observant sometimes the answer is right in front of us.
says Metal_god14 on Feb 7th 18 (#2721415)
2 x 2 = 4 That's the answer and the solution, the problem is solved.
says SynysterGates on Feb 7th 18 (#2721422)
That is one solution. It is far from the only solution. In carpentry for example, 2 x 2 = 1.75 x 1.75
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722051)
Actually ... you're right, same as a 2 x 4.
says SynysterGates on Feb 9th 18 (#2722138)
You are going to get all kinds of shit for this post.
Someone will say 1+1=2. But you are right, after Leibniz showed us that 1+1 also equals 10, the world opened to the possibility of digital computing.
says VicZinc on Feb 7th 18 (#2721445)
Indeed I am.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722052)
I agree. Being a skeptic, I would not say that 1 plus 1 will always equal 2. For all I know, we might someday make a discovery that invalidates our current understanding of addition.
says PhilboydStudge on Feb 7th 18 (#2721457)
I like mr. Zinc's example. In binary it equals 10.
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722054)
The proposed solution. Hmmmm....
Not every problem has a solution. Sometimes they solve themselves. Sometimes a problem is eternal.
Sometimes ones problem can be another's solution.
Life is a problem ......
says Carla on Feb 7th 18 (#2721462)
Are you speaking of a specific problem or every problem? If the problem is that you're thirsty, the only reasonable solution is to drink. If the problem is that there's a child molester on the loose there are any number of solutions.
says JerryHendrickson on Feb 8th 18 (#2721500)
Well said. But what to drink, how much, and from which of the many possible sources do we choose to drink?
says ErasmusB_FurmanSmall on Feb 9th 18 (#2722055)
Liquid, from whatever source you can find that isn't toxic.
says JerryHendrickson on Feb 9th 18 (#2722058)
“A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative,’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”
— Roger Scruton
says Budwick on Feb 8th 18 (#2721710)
Unless it's math. LOL
says Walt_OReagun on Feb 13th 18 (#2723948)