When you can’t see the forest for the trees

Sometimes it happens that we are so confused amidst the complex relations and convoluted ideas that some simple pattern eludes us. This post is dedicated to a few problems, where it is easy to get lost in details and miss these obvious (or not so obvious) patterns. Although the solutions are explained, I urge everyone to wander into the forest (and maybe get lost in the woods) before exploring the paths I laid out. … More When you can’t see the forest for the trees

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