why are hints for solutions not allowed?

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hamsterofdeath
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why are hints for solutions not allowed?

Post by hamsterofdeath » Wed May 02, 2018 1:48 pm

i am stuck and need one for a problem, but all i find online is the exact solution value.

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RobertStanforth
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Re: why are hints for solutions not allowed?

Post by RobertStanforth » Wed May 02, 2018 6:26 pm

Project Euler's approach has always been "If you can't solve it, you can't solve it", which is why PE does not provide an open forum for discussing solution methods.

You may be interested in this thread, in which a tangentially related point was discussed.

kenbrooker
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Re: why are hints for solutions not allowed?

Post by kenbrooker » Wed May 02, 2018 6:33 pm

I believe, within the spirit of Project Euler,
that for every person who wants a hint
there are at least a dozen who don't...

How do you accommodate the two?!
(okay, the 13+ : )

Sorry, I was making this post
while the one above
then appeared!
"Good Judgment comes from Experience;
Experience comes from Bad Judgment
..."

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