Real life problem solving

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 difficult SSC CGL level problem in a few conceptual steps, Trigonometry 8

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This problem in contrast to the earlier one looked difficult. The challenge was on - would we be able to achieve its elegant solution? Not always we know about the end in the beginning of our journey, but finally concept based strategic approach provided the initial breakthrough and then led us to the elegant solution in a few more steps...

How to solve difficult SBI PO level reasoning puzzles in a few simple steps 1

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We find that a number of relatively difficult logic analysis problems essentially belonging to the Assignment logic analysis class are used frequently in leading Competitive exams, Interviews and other tests. In a short series of sessions we will cover this important class of logic analysis problems...

Principle of disproportion saved us millions this time

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All things in nature are in proportions that we accept and have become used to. Mimicking nature we build our things that also follow rough proportional relationships that we are not always explicitly aware. But when such a proportional relationship is violated outright we might feel something is wrong, if we have the principle of disproportion imbued in us.

What to gift?

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What to gift is a problem that bothered me for long years. On social occasions giving gift has become a businesslike activity. Fully managed procedures, not much of a bother and decision making involved. Sometimes though an occasion arises out of the blue when you won't know what to do...

Principle of disproportion saved the young adventurers

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We expect all things around us to be in proportion. The room where we sleep should not be too high or too low for maintaining our sleeping comfort. The road we walk on should be of same level all the way. These comfortable ranges are in proportion to our human body size and all normal human movement aspects...

Principle of disbelief & verification, an effective principle of problem solving

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We know so much. About people around us, things that we use, about ourselves, how the world runs, how nature works and so on. We think and act on the basis of this cumulative knowledge and also of course according to a situation and our psychological makeup and preferences...

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