Problem solving archive

Problem solving personal rules

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Personal problem solving rules are great aids in quick and assured real-life problem solving. In our routine decision making we use many generally known problem solving rules. But in some special occasions you solve a particularly difficult problem by analyzing and forming a special personal problem solving rule...

Use of problem solving rules

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Highly efficient problem solving special rules are created from successful problem solving experiences.

During our lives we create useful rules that we have found to work well for us. Some of these rules are known to most people around, but when we believe in such a rule, we own it for personal use more effectively...

Types of Real life problems

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Though at first glance it seems that the whole world is filled up with real life problems of infinite number of varieties, some sense of this apparent sea of problems can be made by classifying them first. Moreover each of us live in our own customized world where types of problems are limited in number...

Working backwards approach

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Usually when we face a problem involving a sequence of events, we start with our first decision regarding the first event we see in front of us, then take the second decision and the next and thus move towards the solution event after event. Many a time though we need to start our analysis from the end event and work backwards to the beginning event...

Complex logic analysis using problem breakdown and other techniques

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Logic analysis primarily deals with yes/no variables or questions. The core concept of this approach of limiting the number of final possible outcomes to only two makes this world of yes/no a certain world. Though attractive, logic analysis by itself is of little use in real world problem solving, as most of the parameters and criteria in real world problem solving have inherent subjectivity in them. But we may use logic analysis together with other problem solving resources and deductive reasoning to solve complex problems systematically...

Simple Logic analysis

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We frequently use the term ‘logic’. People who use logic to back up their comments, decisions or actions are considered as logical. Sometimes this term is interchangeably used with the term ‘rational’. People who do not behave or act according to commonly accepted norms are termed as irrational. Human beings do not always follow stringent logic. Nevertheless ‘logic’ is a well-defined technical term; there is nothing vague in ‘logic’...

Pattern recognition and use in real life problem solving

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Patterns form the basis of comprehension and action for all living things in nature. Patterns are all around us - from human fingerprints, zebra crossings, warm current flows in oceans to the beautiful arrangement of a rose bud. A baby starts to recognize the objects around it, learns how to react on events or how to speak - all by identifying patterns. As we grow up, pattern recognition and its use remains to be one of the most valuable components in our problem solving ability set...