Problem solving concepts

How a real life problem is solved - to buy or not to buy a new washing machine

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This was a simple act of domain mapping using abstraction. The nature of fault was generalized to body repair, detaching it from the domain of washing machines. We were now on the lookout for a reliable mechanic in the more general higher layer domain of metal body repair...

How to solve a simple looking problem with a twist, domain mapping


In a problem that looks simple but somehow wrong and violates the commonly known concepts, power of abstraction may often overcome the apparently unknown and uncertain state and helps to reach the elegant solutions. On the way to the solution, usually a higher level rich concept is created the precise form of which was hidden just around the corner...

Exercise book of real life problem solving is the book of life itself

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We go through our academic life usually with the help of teachers, subject syllabus and recommended books that contained exercises and exams.

What about real life problem books and exercises? Answer is disappointing: the book of real life problems is the book of life itself. Can you do anything about it?...

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...

Systematic analytical approach to Efficient Real life problem solving

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With so much uncertainty in a real life problem, it is but natural that general tendency is to deal with such a problem using commonsense and instinct rather than any systematic approach. This imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness in real life problem solving demand an approach wholly different from the linear and deterministic approach of mathematical problem solving or more realistically, the any which way commonsense approach generally adopted...

Solve any problem yourself

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Can anyone become a problem solver solving any problem independently, efficiently and at least cost? To us the answer is an emphatic yes. Most of the people whose problems we dealt with till now gradually became independent. That is the main objective of all discussions here – to offer you resources and ideas using which you may become an independent problem solver in time. 

As every human being has large untapped power of mind, with proper commitment and method it is possible for anyone who is not brain-damaged to focus his thinking power towards achieving great positive results...

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