If you are trying to solve a problem, see if you can adapt a solution you know to a similar problem.
By using this principle, one can avoid starting from scratch with each new problem. What matters is not the difficulty of the problem itself but the difficulty of the difference between the problem and other problems whose solutions are known.
Friday, October 01, 2004
From Tim Gower:
Posted by Suresh Venkatasubramanian at 10/01/2004 09:56:00 AM