08 February 2010

Solution and Answer

Answers and solutions are synonymous words to describe how  problems are solved. They are, however, not the same.

For example:

1/2 ÷ 1/2  is (of course) equal to 1

We know that a/b divided by a/b will always be 1, that's a divisional property. (Division is the inverse operation to multiplication)

Most people will be quick to point out that 1 is the answer, but some will not know why it is so.

This is how I feel right now.

I know the answer but there is a cloud in my brain - I can not see the solution.

The irony of problem solving is this:

"sometimes you know the answers but you have no solutions"

"Not wrong" is not the same as "you are correct"

1 comment:

avril gamboa said...

hon, the best way to understand math is the concept...division is always finding the number of this in this...there is only one a/b in and a/b...ryt? anyway, that is true..but the best way to understand and apply the answers in other things is to find out the solution...which sometimes we can never find...